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Damocles

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
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We got our first taste of Atlanta producer Damocles last November when we hyped his hip-hop leaning instrumental "At My Window."

"Forms on the Wall" is the first mastered track off of the upcoming Damocles release, Echolalia, according to SoundCloud. Damocles told me via email that Echolalia is a "much dancier and groovier record" than what we've come to expect from the Georgia-based artist. Sounds good to me. - indieshuffle


ATL-based homie Damocles (found Damoclesthrone) has his newest LP entitled ‘Echolalia’ out on 9/16/2014. Known for releasing concept albums, Damocles most likely has something cooked up for the conceptual idea behind ‘Echolalia’. The beautifully done artwork suggests a vibrant natural beauty packaged within the album. The first single ‘Forms On The Wall’ is a happily flowing water-themed track. A mellow tune characterized by its laid back drums and brightly positive sounding lead synths. If its a sunny day where you are- open up your windows and smile.

“Forms on the Wall” is the first mixed and mastered track off of the upcoming Damocles release, Echolalia (Out 9/16/2014) - OctalBlog


Looking for some fresh new sounds? Well, hurry up and press play already. Damocles is a producer whom hails out of ATL, whom brings something brand new to the scene. The chill-laidback beats boast some heavy hitting bass as you dive deeper and deeper into the album. The album itself, is mostly instrumental, featuring 15 complete tracks in all. Take listen and let us know what you think about the upcoming producer Damocles. - The MADE Blog


Damocles(Ben Hopkins) is an electronic music producer out of Atlanta and Echolalia is his latest LP. It’s an album that was released in September of last year and shows lots of influences from video game soundtracks to ambient music and lots in between. Ben continues to a show a marked improvement with each new release and he’s definitely sharp on this one.
For one I have to commend Ben for having well produced tracks from beginning to end. The sound of this album is very good. I love the tracks that have a slight chiptune edge to them(not in sound but style) toward the beginning of the album. Cave Diving is a definite favorite, it’s a very layered track that progresses very well and has that whimsical feel to it. Damocles' last full length effort sounds a little more minimal and repetitious in comparison. This one however feels a little broader and slightly sonically spontaneous. Breathing has a great melody under these nice electronic sounds and some weird warped ones in the background that give the track a slightly odd feel. As Much As We Can really has a great synth groove through it and a high energy feel to it. The album ends with the superb Push Through a track that’s built slowly with ambient atmospherics then with built up with a great synths grooves and buzzing electronics. Upon listening to this album I was slightly weary of the length of it but it’s very much quality controlled, nothing hit me as filler.
Echolalia is a fifteen track album full of instrumentals that are cohesive and varied at the same time. Damocles really took this album and created something worth sitting down with and getting lost in.The album is essentially the soundtrack to closing your eyes and going on adventure in your mind as you let the sounds immerse you. Great electronic albums especially ones that are ambient in nature are able to do that. Immerse you in the sound and draw thoughts and emotions out of you. That’s definitely what I got from this album and what I believe Ben was attempting to achieve on this album and it’s well executed.
Listen Here———->http://damoclesthrone.bandcamp.com/
Rating: 9.0/10
By: Patrick Griffin II - Patrick's Music Blog


Discography

Echolalia (Sep 2014), Couchsurfer EP (Feb 2014), The Clear Sound (Nov 2013), Healthier EP (Jul 2013), Six Desires EP (Jul 2013), The Argonaut EP (Apr 2013), Borrowed Time/Borrowed World (Mar 2013), Tempus Fugit Single (Jan 2013), Systems EP (December 2012), Nomothetic (November 2012), EP #6 (Oct 2012), Deep Ocean/Deep Space (W/ Waterchild, Jul 2012), All The Great Things EP (May 2012), Quality Time With Loved Ones (May 2012), Boreas (Mar 2012), Mindfulness Single (Mar 2012), Basic Vertigo (Feb 2012), Making Babies EP (Jan 2012), It's Smart Outside EP (Dec 2011), Other Worlds Care (Nov 2011), The Sword (Oct 2011), The Scythe - Single (Sep 2011)

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Damocles is an experimental electronic producer hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. With a catalog spanning over 20 releases within four years, he brings a new twist to the Southern scene that is so currently laden with Trap and Dubstep. Influenced by the likes of Hideki Naganuma, David Wise, and God is an Astronaut, Damocles presents soundscapes overflowing with percussion and addictive melodies. 

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