There are beats across almost all of Oli XL‘s music, but we’d still call it ambient.
On his new album, Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer, the Stockholm-based producer crafts swung, syncopated rhythms and hazy atmospheres that eschew peak-time intensity or tension in favor of a hypnotic, time-dilating effect.
Clever use of time-stretching and delays give Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer a meditative feel that makes its disembodied vocal chops, crisp percussion and playful samples—including ringtones, radios and ASMR-inducing pencil strokes—pop that much more. It’s unique vibe—think dub techno, plane travel and video game loading screens—that you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else.
Listen above, and support the artist on his new label, Bloom’s, Bandcamp here.