VIQ – COASTLINE
VIQ's latest album "COASTLINE" (Out now via the fantastic chillsynth label Stratford Ct.) is making waves - perfect for you beach getaway this summer. Although this album is very similar to Tycho's 2011 masterpiece "Dive," "COASTLINE" brings something to the table that even Tycho was missing
Although this album is very similar to Tycho’s 2011 masterpiece “Dive,” “COASTLINE” brings something to the table that even Tycho was missing – a bit of tension. Although many of the synths might be similar, by adding a bit of tension and build up VIQ has created something here that feels entirely different than “Dive,” – and, in many ways, superior.
Instead of being a chilled-out ambient album, “COASTLINE” actually has a tidal rise and fall, creating a touch of anxiety and then relieving it in the most beautiful way, turning chillwave of the early 2010’s into the chillsynth of the early 2020s, and reinvigorating these sounds for a new generation.
Listen for yourself here!