Euglossine – ‘The Floridian Abstract’
Tristan Whitehill, aka Euglossine, is a keystone in the Gainesville music community. Whitehill lends his synth and sample work to Levek, to the rising hip-hop force MSNRA, as well as being active in the Elestial Sounds and Church of Holy Colors communities. Whitehill’s latest release from Housecraft, The Floridian Abstract, eschews many of the beat tape conventions that bog the genre down in a like-minded sea of presets and timbres. Harmonic complexities define many of the vignettes that compose The Floridian Abstract, but Whitehill never clouds his message with excessive keyboard theatrics. Instead, he always engages his listeners in a warm, cerebral fashion. Whitehill’s warbly synthesizer melodies swirl through lush beat-scapes until they disappear into a realm of deep celestial atmoshpherics that fans of IASOS will totally flip for.
The Floridian Abstract comes highly recommended.