Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi film Interstellar was a cinematic feat. The film and its soundtrack that was composed by the prodigious Hans Zimmer were the triggering components that gave Iqwan Ridzuwan (Jake) and Khairil Shah the inspiration that prompted them to create and share their constructed universe with us in the form of their fifth EP entitled Beyond Horizons. The EP begins by laying down the ground works where it evokes a sense of chilling isolation, but come ‘Parallels‘ and ‘Dimensions‘ (of which the MV was recently released), the inclusion of female vocals obliterates that feeling entirely. The wispy vocals provide an obvious juxtaposition of tender, sweeping singing with the blunt and sinewy synth arrangements. While we are inclined towards the Euro electropop that’s enabled by the addition of feminine vocals, instrumental tracks such as ‘Horizons’, ‘Valkyrie’, and ‘Memories’ are capable of captivating you into a nocturnal dream state just as well. Be it outer space or otherworldly, the music of Stellar Dreams is conducive for that sonic experience.
Take a listen below: