Most EPs feel more like a collection of a few songs than coherent bodies of work, but Far Out has never been one to follow the norm. The Calagary-based producer is no stranger to defining norms through versatility and perfection in his work, earning him more than 200 million streams across his discography. With his latest ‘Bridges In Time’ EP which flows almost like a mini-album, Far Out proves through seven picturesque songs how his sound is a pioneering one that the trap genre has not seen before.
The EP begins with an ambient tune so good you could conflate it with a score from a sci-fi film. In fact, grandiose and orchestral sounds are themes that pervade this EP (and the entire Far Out discography as a whole). The similarity is perhaps heightened by the Interstellar-themed chord progression in the prog house-leaning ‘Horizon’.
Heavy 808s and distorted yet crisp synths are hallmarks of the Far Out sound, unique enough that the ‘Overdrive’ is easily identifiable as his. ‘Strike’ is a foray into the dirtier waters of trap, with a deep brass lead devoid of highs.
The vocal tracks are perhaps worth a special mention, given that Far Out tunes with vocal features are a rarity indeed. While it helps that he invites two of the most prolific vocalists in Micah Martin and Nevve for features, the catchiness of both tunes are a result of his sheer talent in seamlessly blending vocals around a naturally-fitting soundscape.
With the ‘Bridges In Time EP’, Far Out proves that the sky isn’t just the limit for him; the universe is.