Visionist – Victim

“We are taught that a life of no worries is better for us, and therefore we try to create one that is ‘Safe.'”Visionist destroys this ethos in the opening bars of Victim, the first single from his debut LP, SafeVictim hardly panders to conformity as the percussion rips through the dense harmonic textures, falling on the listener’s ear like shards of broken glass. The london producer tempers the piece in the harmonies of synthesised/sampled vocals, to bring across hauntingly magnificent soundscapes of lush perplexity, which drowns the viewer in sound. Victim offers much in the way of the maturity with the concept of the album, in which Visionist is said to trace the story of an anxiety attack. And I can discern a particular focus on creating an immense auditory field in this first single, which delivers much of the overwhelming nature of just such an attack, but there is also some resolve in the closing bars. Quietude returns in the form of the sweeping melodic parts interlocking with each other to create the immersive web that is uniquely Visionist, an artist that never plays it safe.