First post! I’ve been thinking about starting a music blog since college, but I was always too intimidated by the many amazing music blogs out there. My goal is to make this page easily accessible, with enjoyable playlists and new music. In addition to new music, I want to bring attention to some older music that is still relevant.
Lets begin with a little mystery, a music mystery. This mystery is something that I’ve been trying to solve for a couple years, ever since this artist blessed my ears with his music.
In grad school circa 2014, I stumbled upon an artist named “Dylan Hill,” on one of my then go to music blogs, “Indie Shuffle.” This Melbourne artist track listings were bare, only four songs. But those four songs made an impression on me. I’d never heard melodies so beautiful, so well composed, the syncopation filled me with faith for the electronic music industry. The production was so crisp and the melodies had a driving force behind them that made you want to sway to the beat forever. His brand of ambient electronica was so perfectly executed, I could not understand how more people didn’t know about him. I could not get enough. I listened to “She Fell,” and “The Fall,” on a nonstop loop. I even went so far as to find Dylan’s FB, add him, and tell him how much I loved and appreciated his music. To my surprise he replied with great thanks. We chatted a bit more about mundane things. I continued to listen to his music and I anxiously anticipated more music.
Then all of a sudden Dylan disappeared. Disappeared from the internet. One day I went to his soundcloud page, and it was gone. I scoured the internet for any signs of him or his songs, songs I felt I could not live without, songs I should have downloaded. All I could find were old posts from music blogs, with the tracks disabled and non existent. This is his only trace of his on the black hole of the internet:
This link actually has one of his old songs, along with a music video: https://vimeo.com/136590627
Since then I have been unable to track Dylan down, and trust me, I tried. I even went so far as to email that random “Mysteries,” podcast to see if they could help. Whelp, they never answered, and here I am, still puzzled about Dylan Hill’s whereabouts.
Then a couple weeks ago, I decided to try my luck again. I found that Dylan is now performing under the stage name “Casper Cult,” along with a girl named Alisha Lindsell. I was excited to hear this new music, but was disappointed with what I heard. Ambient electronic syncopated beats still dominates his style, but they are nowhere as original and catchy as his original tunes.
It seems that the song “Industrial Love,” follows in the same vein of his previous works. Check it out here : “Industrial Love,” by Casper Cult
The mystery still lingers, why did Dylan completely scrap his beautiful music for new songs that are subpar? His old music stood out from the generic ambient electronica, while his new releases are anything but unique. What happened, Dylan?