The electronic ambient vibes of Sp8ce Owl are in ample evidence in their latest release, ‘Miami 1987 (Earth 246)’. While the video is more inclined to be a Blade Runner-esque glimpse into the future, the sound is firmly planted in our present reality, with perhaps a harking back to the recent past.
Electronic composer Sp8ce Owl is an enigmatic artist who specialises in sonic eloquence and cinematic instrumentals. With sound guiding him, he amasses unique elements to make his music something never before heard. With synchronised rhythms and dynamic bass, we are lifted to a heightened state of mind where we connect with the pulse of the songs as Sp8ce Owl uses the music in a way to bring people together. We are not alone, no matter how much space is between us.
Using ethereal, otherworldly, even hypnotic sequences of glitchy synths, keyboard, and drums, Sp8ce Owl elevates the track with a nearly tropical vibe. The subtle tambourines and chimes are reminiscent of Mike Oldfield, while the lush instrumentals and electronics work well with the music video, which is saturated with dreamlike visuals and a vaporwave aesthetic. We see Miami as we know it, beaches, nightlife – even horse racing – but in the second half we are taken on a journey into an alternate reality, a cyberpunk version of the city, if you will – of hues of neon pinks and purples.