voljum (pronounced ‘volume’) expresses melancholy beauty in his newest single, “even roses have thorns,” dropped on April 2. This Austria-based musician has been making his genre-fluid production known globally. In this latest self-release, voljum shows off a lush style of his sound, laced with his familiar jazz notes.
VALE has had their eyes on pianist-turned-producer voljum for years; this label certainly has a taste for genre-defying music. Thus, it comes as no surprise that they released monotony by voljum in 2018. After that, their relationship continued when voljum dropped the funky, mind-bending cyberglobe EP with VALE. voljum was even featured for guest mix on the first ever episode of the ENTER:VALE program. However, VALE is not the only label with an affinity for voljum’s addictive sound. Inspected released “missile” by voljum on Powered By Inspected – Series 1 in 2020. The Untz also gave this captivating track a nod on their blog. Eyes have undoubedtly been on voljum for a while, and “even roses have thorns” is bound to bring this artist even more attention.
voljum weaves a wailing saxophone throughout a vivid soundscape.
“even roses have thorns” opens up like a morning landscape loading on a screen. Firstly, orchestral elements enter mimicking the rising sun, blooming flowers, and wildlife beginning their day. The song establishes itself with an experimental neuro composition. meanwhile, a singing saxophone adds optimism but a bit of pain. Following is a soft interlude, a gentle percussive breakdown underlines the quiet crooning of the saxophone. After that, the holographic landscape re-establishes itself. Strings join the ever-shifting electronic elements of this song. The track closes with the diminishing tones from the saxophone and the distant twinkling of a piano.
voljum uses his signature composition and creates a brighter mood in “even roses have thorns.” He uniquely combines aspects of jazz, neuro, drum and bass, and a plethora of other genres to perfect his sound. voljum continues to hook new listeners in with his jazzy touch, and they continually return to hear the musical complexity.
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