By: Anand Harsh
While the global pandemic has decimated wide swathes of the music industry, newer artists are finding ways to grow up through the cracks like dandelions along abandoned stretches of highway. Fernando Loret de Mola really only burst onto the experimental bass scene within the past 24 months, but already has caught the attention of Phuture Collective, Deadbeats, and mau5trap. He was able to perform as Floret Loret at EDC Orlando and Okeechobee in his home state of Florida before shows shut down and sealed off 2020 to burgeoning sounds.
But that hasn't put a damper on things for Fernando. Blasting onto the mainstream circuit with “Reason,” his collaboration with bass gods Zeds Dead, Floret Loret returns to his experimental roots with Prosper, his latest four-track EP for Bassrush.
Infused with this botanical leit motif that springs from his father's green thumb, Prosper picks up where his debut EP, Tangled Roots, left off. “Nu Bloom,” which we initially heard on Bassrush's second Prophecy volume, interweaves these delicate strands of melody and percussion into a rich tapestry of sonic warmth; a blanket stretching forever in all directions. “Melted Lavender” and “Afterblooms” denote the pulsing darkness and beauty in his productions, but it was the closer “Abscissions” that set my sensations ablaze.
“This song was just experimenting with a kick being thrown through Izotope Trash over 100 times and eventually coming up with some weird sounds,” de Mola remarks. “The whole tune was an accident but super fun to mess around with.”
I still have no clue when wide-scale music events will be the norm again—perhaps the landscape is permanently changed. But in whatever way the music industry continues to thrive, Floret Loret will be a fixture in that scene.
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