From his own humble beginnings of performing in small clubs across Europe, initial attempts for Danny Agoston – working under the name Deplicant, to rise beyond the success of his peers had already stifled his own blueprint of an easily definable Electro/ Progressive House sound, and he soon found himself forced into a change in artistic direction.
Under his own orchestration, the overall atmosphere of his debut tracks entitled ‘14/40’ and ‘Epoch’ work to sustain a spine curling ambience of an empowering but unavoidable threat – a false comfort in alien surroundings. The sound derives from rhythmic swell and repetition, churning forward in the kind of cold, hypnotic gaze of something ‘more than human’.
Drawing from a design of dystopian alienation, the thinly veiled mask of influences conjured from the cyberpunk movement, like those depicted in Blade Runner, is laid bare – with visuals sustained in the imagination of the listener, projecting them into the far-flung depths of Deplicant’s musical universe.
The prominent focus of his musical exploration dissects an ambiguity between the role of the electronic and organic in the contemporary world we live in. Rationalising his primary musical influences – including the likes of Vangelis and Jean-Michel Jarre, Deplicant stays faithful to minimal studio equipment – namely a MacBook pro, an Akai MPK25 keyboard, studio monitors and Sennheiser HD25 Headphones, to create a layered atmosphere that sustains a natural progression.
Deplicant’s debut is stellar stuff in all senses of the word, moving through dance, electro, soundtracks and video games to brand new horizons.
Originally posted on: Songwriting Spotlight