London producer Esther Joy has a knack for understanding the difference listless electro and the energetic mountains of sound that can result from a proper adaptation of her electronic influences. She's spent the last year on tour as part of Charli XCX's band and collaborating with fellow London electro-peddler Tourist. But even with these outside commitments, she never lost sight of her own work, and on April 27, she'll release a new EP called "The Acid Caves Vol. 1."
This EP comes packaged with an extensive story about a supernatural realm of existence created in her mind that follows the adventures of a non-human 'life blood' named Silipur who illegally leaves her planet and comes to Earth in search of connection and energy. It's a complicated and impressive narrative that works perfectly alongside Joy's vivid electro-tonics. The music already explores vast spaces of alien sounds and textures so this story is just a natural extension of that aesthetic. She'll be releasing a section of the story with each single, creating an extended chronicle that reveals itself over the course of the next copule of months.
On her new single, "Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)," she concocts a neon-streaked electro-pop noise that roots itself firmly in your subconscious and proceeds to send out waves of sound into the extremities of your body. As an introduction to the journey of Silipur, the track works its electronic magic in under 3 minutes, harnessing the raw power and emotional force inherent to these rhythms. Filled with thrashing electro arrangements, oscillating beats and Joy's persuasive vocals, the song is quickly seared onto your brain, a fluorescent wonder that never loses it impact under repeated listens. Her ability to find a certain emotional association underneath all this clattering cacophony is a miracle and shows just how well she understands the underlying function of her own inspirations.
Read the section of the story associated with "Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)" below.
DAY 1 (Silipur Leaves Home):
Silipur is not human. She is quick witted, intelligent & dry. A cynical, soul but a desperate romantic, a believer in hope but holds none of her own. She is lawless & wild.
Slipur is alone. She has a family and she has friends but Silipur - is - alone. Just because you can see The Chaos doesn't mean always mean you have enough, doesn't mean you don't crave more emotion. In fact, seeing it makes you need more. Silipur feels pain as she craves to feel more. Her pain is more than a human could feel.
Silipur slips quietly out of her pod and down to the newly opened Earth portal. Gate E. She sits, heart pounding as she wrestles with the idea of jumping. It is illegal to cross planets without permission, punishable by death as the trade could take a human's life. She doesn't care. She has never liked humans, but longed for a planet so overwhelmed with The Chaos. Beautiful Chaos. She can feel it's energy - she would never hurt again.
Somewhere on Earth, a girl is crying. She cannot do it anymore. Silipur jumps. And so does she.