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Take a Dip into the "Phenomenological Manifold" with Euglossine

Take a Dip into the

The Euglossine Bee is an insect whose burnished exoskeleton glints. Flitting in and out of their erratic pollination patterns, the bees adorn flora like jewelry, gilded and opalescent. Rather than collecting nectar from the orchids they visit, male Euglossine Bees instead apply pollen as a cologne, extending their opulence to the realm of the olfactory. Gainesville, Florida-based musician Tristan Whitehill, better known as Euglossine, makes music just as bedazzled as the homonymous hymenoptera. On Sharp Time, his latest record for Orange Milk, Whitehill further lavishes plush synth sounds and pathways, ladling redolent hums and stabs into viscous forms too slippery to crystallize. Perhaps most emblematic of Euglossine's indulgent meanderings and becomings, "Phenomenological Manifold" stages the insectile flutterings and shimmerings across its generous 13-minute runtime. Bedizened with plodding lounge guitar and trickling arpeggiation, the track offers a winding, multifaceted experience across sensations—the very manifold encounters with twinkling and resplendent phenomena that the song's title promises. Glossy and thick, Euglossine's sonics transmute into perfume, fragrant with luxury and luster fit for the ostentatious bees of the same name.

Euglossine's syrupy Sharp Time touches down on July 21 via Orange Milk.

Hear Two Tracks from Rising Producer Euglossine

Hear Two Tracks from Rising Producer Euglossine

The timing of the latest record by Gainesville beatsmith Euglossine (aka Tristan Whitehall) seems odd given its aesthetic: the two tracks offered here-- "Tetrosporangia" and "Dance District DNA", each clocking at 2:45-- are best consumed back-to-back, both unwrapping a bubbly, psychedelic pastiche of chilled, wandering keyboards that seem ripped from an unreleased Super Nintendo score, pushed through skipping half-time beats and muffled low-end. This is summertime music throwing up a shield before fall. Both tracks are humble in terms of delivery, but the key here is that Whitehall's handiwork is firmly conversational. The same keyboards drift in circles throughout these two tunes, the clear drums scrap their soft patterns and start over again, and Euglossine rebuilds his tunes almost seemingly on-the-fly as they go. There's no way to know how this will all work in tandem until the record arrives, but what's here is solid: polite and unassuming, but slyly addictive.

Dance District is out September 14 via MJMJ.