Every Wednesday, we look thoroughly into Belgium in order to find a real Belgian treasure and to bring it to your ears. This week, in Belgitunes, we want to introduce you RARI, an electronic music artist putting a strong emphasis on immersive melodies and visual atmospheres. Brightness, Melancholy, Hope and Rage!

RARI is actually the electronic music project of Raphael Jomaux, a producer from Liège’s area (like thems) who is now based in Brussels. The artist has been obsessed with music creation for years. Having navigated through various music styles, he found his path with electronic music. As a self-taught producer, it took time and misfires to develop the style he actually thrives on. RARI is currently his main project and he aims at creating emotive tracks made of immersive and deep atmospheres, where brightness, melancholia, hope and rage are intertwined.

“I listen to a lot of electronic music but when I compose, it is not necessarily from there that I draw my inspiration. I’m inspired by everything that brings emotions, a strong and deep intention, and it can come both from the melody or the violence. I can vibrate with pop sounds, hip-hop or even with noise. In a style that is close to mine, Stephan Bodzin, Dominik Eulberg, Ólafur Arnalds and the Kiasmos project are my major idols.”

The artist already released 2 tracks via Soundcloud: “Birth” and “Euston Squares.”

“Birth” is like a long and surrealist promenade at sunrise, where the characters increase gradually the speed of their walk. – RARI

The 6-minute track is a progressive and hypnotic synth-escapade that keeps on increasing and building itself. As the artist underlines it, it also has a contemplative side: we are the viewer of these characters in their walk that turns into a mad rush.

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“Euston Squares” is a dark and twilight odyssey into space – RARI

The track takes a spatial dimension in its last part: between crackles, beeps and immersive synths, it could be used for the tension scenes of Sci-Fi movies like “Gravity” or “Interstellar”.

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What’s coming next for RARI? The young producer, who by the way fell in love with Plaid‘s last LP “The Digging Remedy” (out via WARP), is working on an EP. Then, he would like to play live his tracks. He is currently working on a set. Finally, the artist would like find a label to publish his next space trips.

Connect with RARI on Soundcloud, Spotify and Facebook.

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