Pathwey, the electronic producer and DJ, has once again delivered a thought-provoking and emotive work with the release of his latest two-track EP, ‘Flow State’.
The EP explores the theme of duality and balance within the creative process, fluctuating between the states of flow and resistance. The tracks are a powerful reflection on the inner workings of the artistic mind and the ongoing struggle for control between opposing forces.
Opening with a dark and ominous tone, “Resistance” is an intense listening experience that delves into the deeper aspects of self-realization. The track’s raw energy and emotional intensity make it a captivating listening experience that will resonate with listeners on a deep level. The slicing breakbeats and ominous basslines create an intense atmosphere that is both unsettling and compelling.
In contrast, “Flow State” brings a sense of balance and resolution to the EP. The track’s uplifting melody and soaring vocals evoke feelings of release and transcendence. The artist’s message is clear: the creative process is not just about the highs and lows, but about the balance between them. The song encourages the listener to embrace the duality of the creative process and find the flow state within themselves.
The artwork for Pathwey‘s latest release, “Flow State” is a stunning 1-of-1 40”x30” canvas print that showcases the artist’s skill and creativity. The piece was created entirely by hand in Photoshop, and involved no photo elements or assets. The artist put in countless hours of work, studying brushwork, lighting, creature design, and animal anatomy to achieve the perfect balance of stylization and realism. The concept for the piece came to him in a dream where he saw two dragons fighting in the sky that swirled together to form a yin-yang around the moon. The dream served as a metaphor for finding balance in the creative process amidst the constant internal struggle of being an artist, and the endless cycling through states of Flow and Resistance. The artwork perfectly captures the theme of the EP and serves as a visual representation of the opposing forces of the creative process. This will be the only print of this piece ever made and will be available for purchase on the artist’s Bandcamp.
Pathwey‘s unique stylings of 140bpm infused with traces of glitch and trap, create a sound that is both experimental and accessible. The EP’s combination of dark and light elements, along with its powerful production and emotive lyrics, make it a must-listen for anyone interested in the inner workings of the artistic mind. With ‘Flow State’, Pathwey has created a work that is both personal and universal, and that will resonate with listeners on a deep level. All mastered by Hacienda.
Take a listen and take the journey for yourself.