Inspired by the escapist rhythm of electronic music and the vivid narratives of folk, between the loud flicker of a light and the overarching silence. This dichotomy is where lies AMA/MIZU’s core, reflective and yet hyperactive.
Everyone listen up, we have a sick premiere today by London’s Ama // Mizu and not only does the track totally wake you up, but we’ve broken our format in the title (usually: artist // track) on this one occasion, and one time only. The track “Waiting Room” brings some serious Berlin vibes reminiscent of a dark and dance-filled night at Arkaoda—the tune is dark alt pop meets house. It’s sick.
AMA//MIZU is a feeling, a moment of uncertainty. Inspired by the escapist rhythm of electronic music and the vivid narratives of folk, between the loud flicker of a light and the overarching silence. This dichotomy is where lies AMA//MIZU’s core, reflective and yet hyperactive. A sliding world of shadowy textures, cavernous sub-bass and hauntingly melodic vocals.
The experimental nature of instruments and ideas in his tracks bring it a depth that we can’t get enough of—whether a circuit bent drum machine or pieces of wood, anything becomes a tool in his South London based bedroom studio. The track is AMA//MIZU’s debut opus, coming out digitally on May 4th (tomorrow), and is the first extract of a forthcoming EP on SaS coming later this year.
It is from the confinement of this small space, surrounded by urban settings, that the songs take shape before being enhanced and deconstructed by a trio of live musicians, and finally brought to life in the mixing room, with the complicity of Ash Workman (Metronomy, Christine And The Queens.)
Alright guess that got your attention.
Artwork by IIO a.k.a. Yoann Pisterman