Pre-Release Review – Apollo Architect

Album: Bohemian Soul
Release Date: December 12, 2017
Genre: Classical/DreamPop/Indie/Instrumental

Brampton Ontario native, Bipin Kumar AKA Apollo Architect releases his debut album BOHEMIAN SOUL on December 12, and the Canadian Beats team were given the privilege of an early listen.

The entirely instrumental composition is both weird and wonderful in equal measures, and don’t try and pigeonhole the sounds because you would really struggle…. just go with the flow and enjoy the ride. Kumar explains how where the inspiration for the project originated “In 2012, I started to go to Metalworks Institute for audio engineering and production.

Opening Track “One Day” sets the tone with an Interpol meets Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark vibe that builds and soars. Following track, “Echoes” is a softer more commercial composition that sets it apart from the rest of the album.

Ambience can mean so much but for everyone its different. For quiet nights studying or as a backdrop to a Berlin Art Exhibition the album is an art-piece in itself, and what this reviewer particular finds endearing is that Bipin is obviously making the music for himself. His own whimsy and enjoyment rather than potential financial trappings although having said that, this ensemble piece would not be out of place in the right movie setting. He explains “A lot of my musical background stems into my love of cinema, and that led me to start out in video editing and cinematography, and some sound work during my first year at Metalworks for some short films”.

BOHEMIAN SOUL is a very interesting piece and one that will lure the more adventurous music seekers to discover.

Recommended Taster Track: ‘One Day’

Connect with Apollo Architect:

Hi, I’m originally from the UK; born between the music cities of Liverpool & Manchester, and have been playing guitar and going to see live music ever since High School. Arena gigs are good, but nothing beats the small intimate venues that showcase the talent and energy when a band is just starting out. I love all kinds of music, particularly guitar bands like the Smiths, the Cure, Lemonheads through to the likes of Modest Mouse, July Talk and Catfish & the Bottlemen….oh and coming from Liverpool, I have to say the Beatles!

I have been a Graphic Designer for over 20 years, I love music and I love a good album cover (check out Peter Saville’s creations). Since moving to Halifax, NS in 2009, I have started to write my first music book, and it’s a pleasure to join the talented team at Canadian Beats!

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