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Erwin Bauwens

Erwin Bauwens

I will keep this short and sweet, as not much really needs to be said about Bauwens award winning electronic track “Nathalie Collova Latinas World”, other than it’s flat out different, quite mellow and damn near impossible to throw into any one genre. The downfall of the whole music industry and all its cookie-cutter artists is that they all try to stay within one genre, so that the record can be easily and neatly placed in the proper section at your local K-Mart. Erwin Bauwens dares to be different.

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Erwin Bauwens

Erwin Bauwens

That hasn’t been what Erwin Bauwens has done. Without repeating his previous release in an obvious way, this new creation makes for a lovely companion to his other works. Their atmospherics and texture are frequently changing but simple and the song’s structure is as bare boned as electronica can be.

Using straightforward piano tones, and showing a solid knowledge of syncopation, alternate chords, and the use of melody, Bauwens creates his sonic ideas and soundscapes with their unceasing attention to detail in toned-down effects. The track is fairly brief, by electronic standards, revealing refreshing little worlds of solemn ambient texture. It’s a track that shares moments of ambient chill-out downtime, and a bit of an experimental edge.

“Nathalie Collova Latinas World” is a special blend of sublime, understated groove with divine wonder. The result is a timeless synesthetic track which could so easily be the soundtrack to a videogame. If you’re tired of the same old EDM that most people are into these days; you have to check out the diversity of this Polish musician and producer – Erwin Bauwens.

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