Dylan Stark - CIV058
Heartland is the evocative debut from 24 year old Portland, Oregon resident Dylan Stark. Tropical and immersive the album offers pure, exhilarating escapism. Brimming with sensation, emotion, spontaneity, reflection, and general human-ness this is celebration music.
Heartland is an album about the evocative power of music, created from thousands of samples that Stark brings to life as if conducting an orchestra. There is an emotional awakening that imbues the album with a joyous aesthetic that seems neither forced nor self-aware, but beautifully ingenuous.
In a world where the development of countless want-to-be producers is immediately uploaded with the need for instant evaluation and affirmation, Dylan's quiet patience and confidence has allowed him to create an exceptionally mature debut that is emotional and powerful enough that it doesn’t require any explanation or personality to be attached.
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