Applescal Brings Back Mystery to Dance Music on New Album
'Diamond Skies' LP is out May 29.
Pascal Terstappen is set to release his sixth Applescal studio album, Diamond Skies.
Diamond Skies follows 2013’s Dreaming In Key LP, the album that laid the foundation for Atomnation, Terstappen’s label home. The Dutch producer recorded it in 2019 and early 2020, and he finished the last bits only last month.
Aesthetically, we’re told that the album sounds lush, colourful, and energetic, and that its tracks meander through ambient and melodic house genres, occasionally surprising the listener with a lost breakbeat.
“The album sounds free and brings back a certain mystery to dance music, which in today’s world can sometimes feel grey and designed for utility in big rooms,” the label explains. “Applescal shows the very opposite on Diamond Skies, and exemplifies the vibrant, introspective Atomnation sound.”
03. Cymbals Rush
05. Jupiter Pong
07. Synthlove (_The Sky)
08. Fake Breaks