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Denver, CO | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE | AFM

Denver, CO | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo EDM Electronic




"Boulder Beat"

Colorado’s Escapism play with textures of sound in diverse and surreal ways. On the project’s latest record, Side A, Escapism work with distorted sounds and lighter melodic harmonies with an added element of vocalization to make their tunes interesting and exciting. Escapism is a project fronted by Colorado’s Evan Montoya and signed to Abandon Love in Seattle, Washington.

Although the album is cohesive and most registers under a singular sound, there is enough diversity between the tracks to engage listeners for the long, twenty-song record. The majority of the album is down-tempo, meditatively engaging music that is soothing and dreamlike. Moments like the ending of the record “Sleven,” however, disrupt the dream sequence, with upbeat bass lines inspiring dancing, and creating balance within the album. There are also tunes that feature heavy use of acoustic work, like “I Remember Every Swim” and “Danielle Tells,” which give the listener a break from the more electronic sounds pervasive throughout the rest of the record.

If you are into ambient music and have an ear for experimental arrangement and non-traditional song formatting, Escapism may be exactly what you’re looking for. - Allan Tellis


Still working on that hot first release.



Denver based artist, Escapism, creates melodic tracks & complex beats complimenting an exciting rhythm. For a solo performer, his set is as robustly dynamic as if he performed with a full band. As a multi-instrumentalist, each instrument beautifully resonates with him as he navigates the intricacies of his music. Switching between plucking fiery rhythms on his guitar to pressing sultry sounds into his piano keys, a seated crowd often jumps to their feet & surround the stage, unable to suppress the movement their bodies desired with Escapism’s infectious music buzzing. Evan Montoya’s live performance is backed by elaborately composed tracks which he brings to life with beats he pounds out on an drum pad. 

"Escapism’s latest album, side a, is a masterpiece of beautifully ambient music set to heart wrenching & thought provoking lyrical+spoken word content."

Discover the album on Spotify  & stay up to date with escapism on his Instagram.           @_____escapism

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