Mother Nature’s Orchestra — “Only Dreams” & “You Are My”
Evan Golde makes naturalistic electronic music as Mother Nature’s Orchestra. He’s a New York native transplanted to London about 4 years ago. His music is overtly optimistic, and at the same time, it gives you that feeling of comfort you get from being surrounded by nature. It’s an awe-inspiring comfort.
It is a bold decision to use electronics to convey naturalistic themes. It has been done before, but it’s rare that it’s done well. Mother Nature’s Orchestra does it well, Evan creates soft and layered tracks, focusing on the rhythm to help represent themes of nature, love and peace. But don’t take my word for it, let Evan break down his process, and the philosophy of his project for you himself:
My goal with Mother Nature’s Orchestra is to make electronic music with a human and natural feel. Drawing inspiration from the natural world and its movements into a totally unnatural format (electronic music). One of the ways I have learned to do this is with rhythm. Since most electronic music is very strictly quantised, you can feel it is made by a machine. By not using quantised rhythms, or using different quantize swings on each rhythmic element the overall rhythm become much more natural in feel. Rhythm that is quantised can feel like a robot walking, and when not quantised can feel more like a human walking. If you look at animals or insects that move in packs, you can see that they all move at different speeds however if you look at the group of animals/insects as a whole they move together. This example has heavily influenced the compositions of this album, as all the different parts of the songs are moving in different ways but collectively moving together.
Evan is working on his debut full-length that will be out this fall. Above is the album cover, and below are a few more pieces of art for the album. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more.