Sometimes, all it takes to get my attention in music is a clever name. This can often lead to finding some brilliant new artists. This was exactly the case with Burbank’s bedroom producer Quixotism.
Quixotism describes his name as, “impracticality in pursuit of ideals, especially those ideals manifested by rash, lofty and romantic ideas or extravagantly
chivalrous action. It also serves to describe an idealism without regard to practicality.” If this isn’t the perfect name for an electronic producer, than I don’t know what is.
Quixotism makes his own vein of minimal/abstract electronica blending trip-hop beats, samples, and processed vocals to create his own dark foreboding world, that is accessible while being alienating all at the same time. Point being, Quixotism sucks you into his own little universe.
His newest EP entitled Faustian Plea is a great introduction to this universe. Filled with five tracks that reminisces on some of the great electronic artists of the present like Sun Glitters and Burial. My personal favorite off the EP is a track entitled “Antihero,” that is driven by haunting piano and samples. It kind of makes me feel like I’m stuck in a deep well in the middle of night, but not freaked out about it. An accomplishment indeed.
Make sure to get a free download of Quixotism’s EP Faustian Plea right here, and jump right into his world.