Zebbler Encanti Experience delivers a soul-touching, multi-media affair over the course of the nine tracks found within Syncorswim.
The duo Zebbler Encanti Experience, otherwise known as ZEE, sees visual artist Zebbler and producer Encanti fusing their respective arts to create an inspiring cerebral experience that fully embraces the senses of sight and sound. Their latest release, Syncorswim, strays from the throttle of heavy clamor Zebbler and Encanti typically deliver but creates a memorable journey.
Sonically, the album takes on a reflective nature, accurately depicting the different emotions we’ve each had for the past year. Encanti himself draws on his own experience from his time in the Scottish Highlands during the pandemic, taking inspiration from the surrounding nature.
And, because the ZEE is not fully complete without Zebbler’s visuals, fans were able to watch a premiere of the full album prior to its full release. The duo also teased Syncorswim‘s visuals, sharing inverted colored macro shots of varying critters in the lead-up to showcase the unique art style they bring to the table.
Immerse yourself in Syncorswim on YouTube below, or stream the album via your favorite platform – and read on for a deeper dive into this release from Zebbler Encanti Experience!
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“A Fixed Point in Motion” introduces listeners to the album’s soundscape.
“A Fixed Point in Motion” caresses listeners with its gentle ambiance and intense, pulsing synths. The track pulls back for a moment, allowing us to close our eyes and marinate in our own headspace. Distant vocals drop in every so often but that doesn’t distract from the song’s natural energy. “A Fixed Point in Motion” sinks further into a melodic wave and taps into Dan Mulqueen‘s mesmerizing hand pan performance. In conjunction with Zebbler’s stunning visuals that alternate between aerial shots and hues of pink and purple, the first track in the Syncorswim album truly captures the synergy between the two artists and gives us just a snippet of what is yet to come.
Moving forward, Syncorswim seamlessly transitions to “Moonrise.” The tranquil piano melody and Zebbler’s shots of the moon across cityscapes bring together an interesting juxtaposition. Something about the fast pace of the city and the peaceful notes urges listeners to slow down and admire the beauty of humankind. The song ultimately amps up and we’re left with enchanting images of throbbing flowers sprawled across LED screens.
Twinkles and squelching notes alongside moving strings introduce us to the “Unseen.” The track stretches into a wide movement of notes while the low tempo sounds place us in a smaller setting. “Unseen” reveals the shots that Zebbler Encanti Experience teased on their Facebook page. The audio/visual experience calls attention to the small-scale experiences in nature. While it’s easy to get lost in the fast pace of our daily lives, this particular track highlights, quite literally, the little things.
“Ripple Continuum” maintains the flow of Syncorswim.
On the audio side, staccato notes dance through our minds while the visuals for “Ripple Continuum” merge the colors of a forest together. Wavy textures permeate our ears and eyes with the trippy ebb and flow of the track. While it’s difficult to focus on one particular portion of the track, it’s easy to say that the tune is united in its sound. Glitchy sound effects transition to an inspiring and uplifting ambiance. Combined with the everlasting blend of colorful, weaving textures, “Ripple Continuum” works almost in direct contrast to the previous song. While “Unseen” examines the microscopic parts of Mother Nature, this tune encourages listeners to look at the world as a greater whole.
Then, “Kintsugi” steers us into a mesmerizing amalgamation of serrated melodies. Compared to the previous tracks, it takes on a more minimalist approach. Paired with the video, we’re able to fully immerse ourselves in a spell-binding glitter puddle, courtesy of Zebbler.
Encanti produces a stretched sound in “Contact Traces.” A satisfying layer of synths and extremely light percussions create a psychedelic experience, which is merely heightened by the video. Waves of colors liquefy together to reveal human body parts, which also morph together. “Contact Traces” captures the human experience of togetherness and translates it into something visually and audibly tangible.
Syncorswim covers all the bases for your sonic needs as the album comes to a close.
“Ubiquitous” briefly returns to a heavier sound and fully displays drone shots of cliff sides, waterfalls, and stunning greenery. The three-minute song rolls out a deep but smooth bassline before yielding to a modest melody. Birds chirp to introduce us to the next song, “Surrending” which entirely embraces the melodic and natural side of ZEE. Matched with additional aerial shots of snowfall and winter landscapes, the song creates an intense, chilly atmosphere. Being so close to the album’s conclusion, it’s not hard to say that by now, we’ve obeyed the song’s suggestion and have surrendered to the intricate world ZEE has created.
The aptly titled “Salud” falls into acoustics and the organic side of music to put a bow on the release. Zebbler and Encanti have both undeniably bared their souls to listeners with the Syncorswim album, and this song indicates this in full. The soothing tune, played alongside time-lapses of sunbeams piercing through clouds, gives the impression as though it belongs in a film’s soundtrack.
ZEE truly goes through the different corners of their sound and visuals, once again providing a remarkable showcase of pure talent. The pair go beyond their respective arts and engineer an immersive universe. Although a pivot from their usual route, the album is a welcomed, novel encounter.
Zebbler Encanti Experience – Syncorswim – Tracklist:
- A Fixed Point in Motion (feat. Dan Mulqueen)
- Ripple Continuum
- Contact Traces
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