Andrew Bayer is another one of my favorite Anjunabeats artists. Unlike many of the amazing Trance acts signed to Above & Beyond’s label, his musical career is young. Originating from Washington DC, Andrew began his musical studies at the Berklee School of Music in Massachusetts.
He first caught my attention with his Counting The Points EP release. The track is blissful. Somehow, it presents a relaxed and simple tone with an extreme complexity of sound. This track is also featured on his experimental debut album It’s Artificial. I was taken aback by his EP, but when Anjunabeats released Andrew Bayer’s album, he earned my unwavering respect and support.
So much music, especially in EDM, is converging: become increasingly similar. Andrew Bayer’s It’s Artificial does what many popular artists’ today fail to do; that is, push the boundaries. This album cannot be placed into a single genre. Anjunabeats described it as:
Touching on everything from glitch-hop and leftfield electronica to melodic techno and progressive house.
It’s near impossible to imagine some of those obscure sounding genres, let alone encompass within a track. Another element that heightens the stature of Andrew Bayer’s It’s Artificial is its natural flow. The album is truly meant to be listened to as a whole. For this reason I have provide a mixed single track of the entire album below.
If you are curious about individual tracks, see these SoundCloud samples below. Also, if you enjoy the album, please support this amazing young artist by buying the album.