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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Beginning with reverbing clicks and soft, intergalactic synth, the track samples Justin Timberlake's vocals from 'Until The End Of Time', which seem to echo off into a distant backdrop of heart-shaped nebulae and flickering star clusters. The beat approaches you with all its rolling hi-hat goodness, oscillating betweeen cymbal-supported snares and groups of bouncy kick, underpinning it all with a glossy surge of sub-bass. [read more]