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A Dream and Alt-pop EP from Andre De Brito Has Arrived

An EP release from Andre De Brito delivers a lush and ambient toned soundscape that manages to bend genres at free will by mending together alternative pop, dream pop, rock, and Indie pop but it's all done with a sort of persona and this is one of the things that you end up latching on to in the first place which is great because it sticks throughout the records playthrough and with each new song you get, you're getting a little piece of the artist personality along with it and an inventive and experimental approach that works with like a charm.

The Dancing on Mars EP is a great blend of natural and digital instrumentation and the way that it's mixed is incredibly well-balanced dynamically because if you listen to the album with headphones on, which is something I suggest you do, then you can really pick up on all of the notes and pads that float through the song's ethers giving each one a certain kind of atmosphere.

Although he's track has a little bit of its own vibe, all the songs go together super well and are very confluent so this is an EP I would suggest listening to from beginning to end so you could soak it in the way it was meant to be.

The use of beats to bring in funky undertones and synths to bring on ambiance and vastness at times along with guitars and bass that add to the drive of certain tracks is borderline genius and I think that recording in the studio is where Andre is in his happy place or his zone if you will.

You can tell that there was definitely great attention to detail during the creation of this record, but it never loses this character that it starts with in the first place and that may be the most important aspect of it all.

I think that the combination of instruments is an amazing attribute to how this record plays through and how it has this almost natural feeling forward moving flow to it as well.

The EP displays this wonderful blend of soundscapes that combine color and edginess together with hints of humor and honesty that all come together to sort of engulf you in the best way possible.

The record is a bit of an escape and again, if you listen to it with headphones, it can pull you away from your surroundings and put you in a different place for a small chunk of time and this is something that is almost like a gift musically.

When the EP ends you have to sort of reacclimate yourself back to reality again and this is something that I've missed so to hear it now was quite refreshing.

Andre is a producer and a songwriter, and it seems that he performed most or all of the instrumentation on this record which is incredible because there's a lot of different things going on and it makes me wonder if he's the one who mixed the record as well which is probably very likely.

A lot of people won't touch on the mix of a record, but I like to because I feel like it's super important in the whole aesthetic of how an album or an EP comes through, and this record was mixed with a lot in mind in terms of how he wanted it to sound in the end.

What blows my mind is the sheer fact that these are songs that may have been an idea, or a vision and this one person was able to bring them to fruition.

It makes me wonder what that process is like and how close the songs came out to what he was hearing in his head beforehand.

Either way, this was really well done. It had some heart, it had character, it had color, it had great energy, and it was created with fewer boundaries than what you may be used to.

This is something that is unique and shows that Andre doesn't really put walls up around him when he's writing and recording.

It's a freeing sort of creation and that to me is the best kind of art you can have.

Check this record out as soon as you can and see how it affects you.

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