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Restless Mosaic Finds The Music Made By Thawing Ice

The Seattle electronic experimenter continues pushing the envelope on his new LP.

Restless Mosaic defies convention and expectation with a smile on his far-reaching new album Made By Thawing Ice — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Following up the success of Seattle experimental electronic musician and producer’s debut There’s Much Left to Explore — whose moody, atmospheric title track has been heard over 180,000 times — Made By Thawing Ice doubles down on the mystery and constant genre-morphing loved from the first album, while expanding the project’s scope to include vocal collaborations even more left-field than the instrumentals.

Chilean Lili Aqvq sings in Spanish about her love for the Minesweeper happy face in the dark cinematic tango of A La Cara Amarilla, while Australian Dear Kristin plays an actor fighting the song’s genre (1970s game show jazz/funk) for space in Multicam Behavioral Health. (Both vocalists are popular content creators in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator community — the initials of the album are MBTI not only for that, but also for Brandon Terrell Isleib, the brain behind Restless Mosaic.)

Elsewhere on the album, Sandbags on the Flood of My Insecurities is an experimental neo-classical piece that refuses to stay in its lane, Polliwog 1 & 6 7 8 meshes tribal trance with hammered dulcimers, V of Mood is public television music made cool, and Shadwan smears psytrance over new age and ambient house music to make something that’s none of them.

When you listen to Restless Mosaic’s music, you can intrinsically sense this is an artist wholly excited about the creative process, employing multiple genres in order to find the best sounds for the job and having a blast doing it. Fans of artists as varied as Future Sound of London, Underworld, Aphex Twin, Oneohtrix Point Never, Four Tet and Psychick Warriors ov Gaia should enjoy this truly adventurous new release.

Listen to Made By Thawing Ice below and follow Restless Mosaic on Twitter.


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