The Crawling Art Of Randall Kaplan
The latest release from Randall Kaplan is a swelling digital soundscape with a major cinematic undertone coated in a wet ether that creeps and crawls under your skin in all the best ways.
"Born" is an opus of sorts that gives off a haunting aesthetic and goes through a metamorphosis that peels back layers of scattered sound and percussion.
The track creates a visual darkness that makes you feel like spiders are moving along the walls covered in shadow. You can;t see them but you know they are there.
A piece with different levels of tension and fear that have you looking over your shoulder, "Born" is a slow burn that you have to shake off when it's ended.
Kaplan is a particular artist that makes works from scratch and usually brings visual art to go along with them.
The eerie and beautiful pieces he creates are quite stunning and the sounds intensify the emotion and passion behind the pieces.
His gallery of artwork is outstanding and personal with touches of loneliness and science fiction that all blend together and bring you deep in thought.
Kaplan has that special touch of genius in his works whether musical, visual, or both and it's a lot to soak in but well worth doing so.
The artist builds characters and stories and the music he makes is the next phase of his work process.
This is a perfect example of someone who has so much to let out he can't stop creating art in all the forms he possibly can and it all has a certain sheen and aesthetic to it that makes it his own and has become his staple.
You can hear "Born" on his Bandcamp but we suggest you visit his site to really get the full depth of his work.