In Defense of Brostep
January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019
Earlier this month, a translucent and visual work of art straight from the mind of Ryan Farish debuted and conquered the iTunes Electronic Album Charts. Wilderness is Farish’s 16th studio album, and he proclaims that it is the “most intentional” music he has ever created. The eleven-track album utilizes soulful melodies, smooth percussion drums, and serenading vocals from Farish himself. Wilderness encompasses exactly what the title suggests, the wilderness. The ambient tones of the album bring listeners on a trip deep into the wild to forget their everyday worries. Ryan Farish worked tirelessly to make sure every track on Wilderness “follow(s) no scene or trends,” and this effort can be can be seen through the entire 46-minute masterpiece.
The first half of the album consumes listeners with a flood of emotions, leaving listeners curious to discover what else is running wild in the Wilderness. The vibrant and colorful track “Child” launches listeners into a state of euphoria, only for it to be stripped away during the somber tone of “Fragile.” The downbeat vocals from Farish on the track “Wilderness” rejuvenate the soul and carry listeners into the captivating second half of the album. Tracks like “Morning” and “It’s a light” are the turning point in Wilderness. Lively melodies and uplifting acoustic instruments bring this album to a close, completing a miraculous journey into the Wilderness.
Ryan Farish’s inspiration behind this album came from the healing powers nature has on an individual. “People look to nature, or natural settings to reconnect with themselves, their dreams, and to find inspiration in their lives.” He goes on to explain that “For me, music has always been that place to find inspiration and peace in my life. Often times the idea or images of the wilderness are tied to those feelings.”
This is the first album we’ve seen from Farish since his 2017 release of Primary Colors. Which was released through Tiesto and Arny Bink’s own Black Hole Recordings. Farish, who has received support from artists like Above & Beyond and Paul Van Dyk, has also promised listeners another brand-new album before the end of the year. Make sure to stay tuned for more Ryan Farish this year, and pack a sleeping bag before losing yourself in the Wilderness.