Exposure: William Arcane
Exposure is our scrapbook of our favourite new bands. Today's exposure features London-based producer, William Arcane.
- Name: William Arcane
- Location: South London
- Genre: Electronic
- For Fans of: Baths, Gold Panda
- Website: Facebook
German composer Richard Strauss famously proclaimed: "The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all" and with his vocal-driven electronica, London-based William Arcane seems to have taken this to heart. Delicate murmurs and wisped blips act as the perfect backdrop for Arcane’s haunting and often mutilated lyrics, whilst the sprinkle of intricate and intelligent beats means his tracks are all but gaunt. His debut Permanence EP was released earlier this week through Pictures Music and has already gained acclaim from the likes of the Sunday Times and Pitchfork.
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Guitar pings in echoing haloes and hollowed-out arpeggios pop above the sparse beat. In its final third, waves of synth saw through your ears as the drums ornament that once minimal beat with urgent snare fills, and guitars build themselves in golden, fugue-like architecture. [read more]