Today I bring you a bit of one of my bands: Brim Liski. Styles can be hard to define, but we often settled on calling our genre "Electrogaze dream-hop". I mostly work on the drums & percussion alongside another bandmate (Ryan) here in Denver who works the guitars/synths/vocals, and a third bandmate (Jasper) who lives outside of Amsterdam who does a bit of everything. The Internet makes collaborations like these possible, but we've all met in the Netherlands in past years to make the music happen.
I take up the guitar when we play live, which you can see in the video above for the title track of our most recent EP, The Repetitions. I also helped produce the video, combining my audio-reactive generative graphics with Ryan's beautiful footage of Yellowstone.
We've played a handful of shows but spend most of our time in the studio. In 2009, XLR8R said that we "sound[s] something like M83 covering Depeche Mode remixing a Three 6 Mafia beat", which is seemingly pretty accurate.
Our first single from way back then is called Fight, which you can see/hear above. This is the pure Brim Liski vibe. Since then we've worked with a slew of remixers, and I even remixed the band myself. That remix was again picked up by XLR8R as a free download, and compared the band again to M83, saying that we sound like "M83 after drinking too much cough syrup". I'll take it You can hear that remix below - it was one of my dancier tunes, but still probably not something you'd hear in "the club".
I'm hoping to get back into the studio soon. Collaborations that break you out of your shell can create real magic, and I'm dying to make more music. We're not making any sort of popular/trendy sounds, but hopefully we're making something a little different. Let me know what you think if you get a chance to listen