Arc are a soul/dance fusion duo who have been making an interesting brand of fusion dance music for over five years now. Consisting of classically trained jazz and soul musician Charlie Howell and electronic producer Tetsu Gomorrah, Arc have a unique sound which combines elements of drum and bass, techno, trip hop, jazz, soul, funk and even ambient electronica to create a beautiful blur of blur of music which is chill, intensely deep and danceable all at the same time.
Arc’s upcoming album An Evening With Loss is a multi-genre epic with almost every electronic and EDM gene covered in some capacity but with a style that personifies the duo’s uniquely intense and ambient sound. The first single to be released from this LP is “Down,” a chill house offering featuring French vocalist Emma Wizz, and Your EDM is lucky enough to have the exclusive YouTube stream before the single’s release.
“Down” is one of the more dance-forward tracks on the album, with a relatively light chill house beat and an almost pop melody from the vocals. The pulsing supportive melodies of the synths hearken back to pop house and techno in the late 90s and early 00s but the ambient and jazzy elements in the intro and break give the track a definite Arc signature and an emotive quality which is open to interpretation from the listener. It’s a very mature and complex track while still being dancefloor-ready.
An Evening With Loss is definitely going to hit hard when it releases; Arc have managed to come up with a release that doesn’t just have a little something for every electronic music fan but more a deep musical and emotional experience for just about any taste, from punk rock to experimental electronica. This album is a must-have.
An Evening With Loss will have more singles released before the whole LP drops this spring.