Equip is an eclectic electronic pop musician from Chicago who’s currently holding down the modern vaporwave movement as a member of George Clanton’s 100% Electronica roster. He released his classic debut album I Dreamed of a Palace in the Sky in 2016 and followed it up with last year’s crafty “video game soundtrack album” Synthetic Core 88. Today, the multitalented producer has unveiled a darkwave-leaning new single called “Cemetery Moonglow (In the Cold Air of the Night),” the first track off his upcoming EP Cursebreaker X.
The track opens on a series of bending synths and propulsive electronic beats conjuring heavy Depeche Mode vibes. It’s a dark, ominous and towering instrumental track highlighting lush ’80s new wave sensibilities as well as vaporwave’s sleek, hazy pop impulses. The percussion is piercing and disorienting, topped with frenetic production quirks that slither and twinkle in a myriad of hypnotic ways. Also, the full 7″ includes fresh remixes from rising producers Satin Sheets, Dinosaur on Fire, and R32x. Equip’s Cursebreaker X will include two more songs, which are set for release later this summer. When those tracks and the full project eventually drop, we’ll be sure to bring you full coverage. In the meantime, you can listen to “Cemetery Moonglow (In the Cold Air of the Night)” below and order the 7″ via Bandcamp HERE.