By John Vettese
Cumquat studio setup | photo courtesy of the artist
Local electronic artist Kevin Sul’s new project Cumquat alternates between atmospheric, melodic synthesizer tapestries and hard-hitting, abrasive electronic grit. His latest, “The Bering Strait,” splits the difference between the delicate “Consciousness is my Trigger” and the skittery “Cucumber” for a cut that’s poppy and pretty but with a fierce rhythm driving it forward.
The title conjures a geographic area that was at one time a land bridge between two continents which are now isolated by water. Lyrically, the song deals with a this kind of once-open-but-now-closed situation that can occur between two …read more