Two and a half years from the previous release, Serph's alter ego, Reliq, has majestically finished his new work.
With his profile and appearance inscrutable, Serph has been known as an unconventional musician and mysterious advent whose works are always received with awe, craze and record sales. He who realized a full house utopia of light and sound in his long-awaited first concert held this January, has finished "Metatropics", his second album under the name "Reliq".
If Serph's music rings from utopia, Reliq's music sounds from a real-life metropolis. It is a documentary rather than fantasy, joy rather than fascination, sentimentalism rather than fairy tale. Reliq's music also affects the body in a dance music-like way.
The new work has the same graceful and sensual exoticism, combined with a mixture of ghetto music such as juke, track, and a variety of the latest bass musics, with a stronger emphasis on rhythm.As a result of such mixture with the prodigious pop identity, the work has become a condensation of dance music's practicality and the complexities of heavy listening, a trickster-like, mysterious electronic music.
According to Reliq, the theme of his new album "Metatropics" is a "new type of tropical music in the midst of a global climate change". It is a sound-track for us, living in an increasingly sci-fi world, the future of this concrete jungle. Witness Reliq's infinite ideas and experimental spirit, leaping into the endless possibilities of electronic music.