Royal Horticultural Society | Atomnation #ATM002 8 tracks, 23.58 David Douglas on June 05, 2012 16:32
David Douglas (1983) is a Dutch producer of electronic music. David Douglas (1799) was a Scottish plant hunter who explored North America collecting seeds of plants and trees unknown to mankind at that time. Inspired by the Scottish botanist, David from '83 started looking for his own musical seeds. The greatness of nature – the sublime mountain landscapes, Icelandic lupine fields, arctic coastlines, Californian fir forests – invigorate his music.
'Royal Horticultural Society' is David’s debut EP although it sounds like anything other than a debut. His music can be described as warm, playful, analog, adventurous, diverse and pure. But most of all as he quotes himself: 'It's electronic music for the mind'.
'David Douglas - Royal Horticultural Society' will be released digitally June 12th.
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Xlr8r: ''Utrecht-based producer David Douglas shares more than a name with the 19th century plant-hunting Scotsman; like the Douglas of old, the 20-something beatmaker is invigorated by the greatness of nature, and uses it as his muse when creating rich and atmospheric sounds."
Sputnik Music: "Royal Horticultural Society is a very impressive debut effort. The concept especially works for an EP as the thematic ideas that permeate throughout the 27 minute journey are never dulled by repetition or are overburdened."
Beardrock: "Lurching and woozy, the synthesized timbres on 'California Poppy' swirl the brain as if it were a great pulsating paint pot. The colours lazily drip through the body and form a puddle of glowing warmth in the pit of the stomach."
Sonic Router: "Being a fan of making such shaky reasonings and segue ways myself, it makes me smile how the label goes on to talk about how the modern day Douglas is now procuring his own musical seeds and sowing them whilst being inspired by the nature that’s all around him…''
Urban Waves: ''This EP by Dutch producer David Douglas really impressed me. Was it the fluid and fresh genre coalition or the extremely imaginative suggestion it provides? It sounds like plenty of other music but in the same time it has this intriguing pressure, you never know what will follow. And that’s exactly what impressed me."
The Needle Drop: "Some hypnotic beats and spacey synths coming off this Royal Horticultural Society album."