TOUJOURS

by In Vivid

/
  • Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

     name your price

     

1.
03:37
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
02:22
8.
01:58
9.
10.
01:49
11.
12.
13.

about

Behind In Vivid is Ben Snook, a Lawrence-based producer with a knack for creating warm, swirling music. Fresh off his 2015 sophomore album Resplendent, Snook returns less than a year later with TOUJOURS. While Resplendent and debut release A Delicate Balance take its cues from ambient, folktronica, and techno influences, Snook diversifies his discography by expanding on these genres and implementing styles of hip hop, glitch, trap, and wonky.

TOUJOURS is 35 minutes of beat-heavy soundscapes coupled with twinkling guitars, layered harps, and pulsating drones. Even at its most hard-hitting, Snook’s third effort won’t be bringing anyone out onto the dancefloor. Instead, the serene atmospheres he crafts are perhaps better suited for a bicycle ride on an inviting Spring morning, or a few spare moments of introspection and concentration. The refreshing arsenal of sounds that move throughout TOUJOURS may be the most calming and impressive in beat music of 2016.

Shakers, rattlers, and various arrays of jingle-janglers fill out a noteworthy amount of backing space. Field recordings and spoken word samples are abundant; on opener “Azure Plaza”, a park rich with children playing and foreigners conversing proceeds a drop that will have listeners immediately absorbed into the In Vivid cosmos from the start. “Music Box to Her Ears” plays on the same ideas, with multiple tracks of family celebrations and friendly parties blanketed in torrents of whirring swells. Men reflectively relive some of their most telling dreams on both “Ariel’s Zebras” and “There Isn’t an Ivy Alcove”. It is these concepts paired with the creation and manipulation of sound and beats that make TOUJOURS so intoxicating.

With the exception of a few tracks, this release is largely an exciting collection of short, lucid instrumentals. The way one ends and the other begins gives audiences a feeling of one, continuous mood. If you are looking for a cozy, mind-massaging listen to engulf yourself with, there are few better albums than TOUJOURS.

credits

released March 22, 2016

Ben Snook: guitars, vocals, bass, piano, percussion, beats, sampling

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ben in the midst of awkwardly burrowing himself in his bedroom while everyone else was hanging out, playing video games, and partying downstairs.

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

In Vivid Lawrence, Kansas

In Vivid is the brainchild of Kansas native Ben Snook. Snook kindles a proclivity for nostalgia blended with warm, cerulean infused sensations. His sounds take listeners on an inward journey of transcendence, emotion, and perception through uses of evolving textures, beats, and loops.

His music videos can be found here:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhM9KzVtazJkl0nJ5a9KgA
... more

contact / help

Contact In Vivid

Streaming and
Download help