There are times when words are just not necessary. With Ian Snow’s latest offering, “Above the Clouds,” the musician and producer lets the music do all of “the talking,” as this epic instrumental glides through the air, generating exceptional moods and soundscapes that could get an entire crowd bouncing up and down.
Scheduled for release tomorrow via Gravitas Recordings, Snow has brilliantly blended heavy bass and melodic synths to create a real showstopper as the final track and title track to his brand new EP. This is something of a new sound for Snow, a sound that he has been eager to reveal for years now. Alas, that big reveal, like so many others, was put on hold thanks to the painfully long duration of the global pandemic.
Explaining his intentions for the song, Snow tells us:
“Unlike the vast majority of my other songs, ‘Above The Clouds’ was produced with the mindset of only ever being an instrumental. Even from its earliest stages, I wanted this track to serve as the glue for my first freeform bass collection; the beacon at the end of the tunnel that points listeners to the direction my music is going (which is why it’s also the name of the EP). Blast the other two songs on any system you’d like. For ‘Above The Clouds,’ I recommend lying down, throwing on your best set of headphones, and taking in all this track has to offer.”
Compared to his previous approach, Snow has taken it upon himself to create a more hard-hitting sound, specifically intended to be pleasing to large crowds. For many years, he performed under the alias SNOWMASS, but a few years ago, he decided it was time for a reinvention. As SNOWMASS, Snow played some massive festivals, including Electric Forest, Lost Lands, Spring Awakening, Camp Bisco, and Global Dance Festival. With his new music, his intention was to unveil the new name and approach in 2020, but when the pandemic began, he decided to use the time wisely, focusing more on his sound and musical style.
With so much time afforded by lockdown after lockdown, Snow is feeling very confident about his new work and approach that is certain to be a hit with the club-going community.