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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Electronic and downtempo mastermind TOR has made his grand return with his first record in four years, Oasis Sky. Creating a diverse tonality across ten tracks, the musician draws from eclectic influences, creating ambient soundscapes that exist below manipulated vocal chops, moody chords and organic percussion.

Inspired by everything from Finnish folk hymns and spiritual jazz, to prog rock, and ‘60s Rwandan field recordings, the Vancouver-based artist moves between tranquil instrumentals and breakbeat rhythms, threading in atmospheric elements, captivating drum work and innocuous synths throughout the body of work that work together to create a fascinating contrast of modern and classic sounds.

Speaking of the record, TOR shares: "This album is a culmination of the last few years of my life, and is a reflection on my sense of home. A big part of the process came from slowing down, removing distractions and allowing space for the music, which was made possible after settling into a new home. It's a highrise apartment, looking out over rooftops, trees, and mountains. It’s filled with plants and flowers, and to me, it feels like an Oasis in the Sky."

Over the last decade, TOR has been carving out his own path within the electronic scene, bringing his own signature take to the genre across his first two records, Drum Therapy and Blue Book. With over 20 million combined streams, the musician has also performed at some of the world’s most renowned events and venues, such as Electric Forest, Lightning in a Bottle, and the Do-Lab stage at Coachella. He's been enlisted by the likes of RÜFÜS DU SOL, ODESZA, CloZee, and Frameworks to create official remixes and has just reated fans to a new iteration of his renowned mix series, Origins.

Oasis Sky is out now!


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