If you didn’t already guess or read about it yourself, it’s now been revealed that Azure Blue’s Tobias Isaksson is very much the man behind Nite Flights. However compared to the soft-spoken romantic that is Azure Blue, Nite Flights echoes of a harsher tone. Built on its brutalist lyric-free architecture, hints of the Veronica Vasicka dubbed “minimal wave” genre instantly come to mind.
The result is evident in his latest 3-piece EP “Solar” where snarling synths intersect with racing snare and hi-hat melodies. While all his tracks are built on the same regiment and are purely instrumental, each track seems to have a mood of its own. With its synth grind gradually giving way to acidic arpeggios and eventually loftier sounds, one could imagine track “Solar” as something you’d hear in a shifting gears in a vintage sportscar driving through a tunnel. On the other hand lead single “Enterprise” could be seen in a more cosmic light echoing of Space’s 1977 hit “Magic Fly”. Starting with the same growling synths, “Enterprise” eventually levitates off the ground, floating about to the nocturnal twinkle of the night sky. Finally there’s the soft and dreamy, “Cosmic Sunrise” being much slower in tempo and very aptly fitting the mood of the track to the title of the song.
With the weather warm and the sun shining, Tobias Isaksson has made all of his tracks from the 3-piece EP available as a free download on Soundcloud . You can enjoy the “Solar” EP alongside his “Nite Flights” also available on free download on Soundcloud as well: