iamforest - "Holland"
Vancouver native iamforest's glittering "Holland" wastes little time creating a unique world in which listeners can lose themselves. Building layers of glistening, warm synths, echoey guitar, and percussion that alternates between dance floor-ready and head nodding, the producer manages to cultivate a dense, shifting sonic tapestry that never stays with one idea too long, hurtling through different sounds and concepts with purpose. Though some of iamforest's best pieces incorporate bits of hazy vocals, it is his capacity to evoke emotion and create atmosphere that make the emerging producer one to watch. - Jon Tanners