Elitimesfour - 【conception】
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December 8, 2020 / Release Date
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【conception】is the brand-new EP from fellow AOTY user, legend, and king of banger political takes on Instagram stories Elitimesfour. I was very excited to give this new project a listen, as their project from just over 2 months ago, t;he_si..gna_l, was (and still is) one of my favorite projects of the year. The way that samples, breakbeat, and atmospheric electronics blended together on this album was exceptional, and I enjoyed it immensely. This project is a sharp ... read more
shoutout to Eli for letting me hear this early :). I really like this new direction of these tracks and the vaporwave vibe to them. They really have a nostalgic feeling to them. Also, the production and the samples on here are actually fucking insane! This is some of Eli's best work out so far! The use of the sax and piano in some of the tracks are just fantastic. All these songs are something I would listen to at 3 am in the night! I like the Floral Shoppe inspiration on some of these ... read more
Oddly enough, this was kinda underwhelming but I see that you could enhance and explore more of the vaporwave genre with a mix of your own sound. The samples were used well and the mixing was executed right in my eyes. Overall a decent project of yours but definitely this is just a start.

Favorites: lucid, liminality, cessation

Least Favorites: slumber (feat. L.F.F)
Damn when are you gonna bless up with a full Eliwave album, because this is great! Are we really surprised it is though? You always seem to deliver. However, while all these songs are pretty good, there's nothing much that would make me want to come back to this, there's not much if anything pushing this an extra little but, it's just a nice vibe while it's on. Though like I mentioned, a full Eliwave type project that is more fully realized could be great.

This track actually works as an ... read more
Eli is one of AOTY's artists with the most potential. They dropped a pretty cool sophomore album this year that definitely progressed the sound of their debut, and made it sound less muddy and forgettable, filled with cool synths, sample chops on some songs, all that over breakbeats with a spatial twist to them. I came out of that project feeling overall satisfied but felt like something was missing. It had its highs, but some songs just breezed by, leaving no impact for me like 703 Unknown. So ... read more
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Added on: December 6, 2020