The wait for Mersiv's debut album is finally over. After releasing a handful of singles earlier this year, the Colorado-based electronic music producer finally released the transformative LP Pretty Dark Loud.
Mersiv's career so far has been one of innovation. Not only was he quickly recognized for his unique approach to writing music in a crowded genre, but he was successful with each release while remaining exploratory in his sound. Pretty Dark Loud is an emphatic record for Mersiv that allows listeners to develop their free flowing creativity through each of their 20th to experience Traces.
In a celebratory tweet, Mersiv said the album was "his greatest work to date".
Pretty Dark Loud follows the formula its name describes. Mersiv has created a song cycle of bass hymns that take on tough elements but stay under one melodic roof. It's a dichotomy he had mastered by this point that is widely featured on his debut album, a formidable endeavor that underscores his prowess in the studio.
"Ghosts" is an excellent example of what he calls the nicer moments, as Akylla's haunting vocals effortlessly blend into a slow-burning beat. "Fire Dance", on the other hand, plays into the opposite, as Attitudes help dominant bars to build a devastating drop.
With the release of Pretty Dark Loud, Mersiv cemented its place as one of the top acts in electronic music. His diverse abilities have been highlighted many times, but this album is the culmination of a long and influential career.
Listen to Pretty Dark Loud below and find it on streaming platforms here.