6/25/2019 0 Comments
Van Common - A Pioneer of Skygaze
âSo Van Common possesses a new realm of music genre called Skygaze. Sebastiaan van Ravenhorst is the solo moniker of Van Common from Amsterdam and is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter. What a story he has...So as a true hermit, the young man retreated to a small beach house in the southwest of the Netherlands. D.I.Y was his credo: writing, singing, playing all instruments and recording, everything done by himself. He raided the local supermarket, in order to have enough provisions for a weekâs work on his own. âI didnât want to get out of the house anymore,â he says. âI wanted to completely let go of my every day surroundings and focus on writing and recording music for the EP.â The result is an apt introduction to his mix of dream-pop, shoegaze and glo-fi sounds. Boasting infectious melodies, his songs haunt you like a ghost to take over your mind completely. And thatâs Van Commonâs intention: to crossover from the subconscious to the conscious.
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Author: Kyle Sobieski
Kyle Sobieski is a digital content producer and founder of First State Studios. With a background in music and songwriting under the pseudonym Pierce Frolic, Kyle personally knows the amount of work and determination that goes into becoming an artist of any medium. Towards the end of high school, Kyle realized the lack of support in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware for the arts and underground talents. So he began digging deeper into the lives of local artists, and thus, First State Studios was born. Sobieski has a diverse musical palette and loves nothing more in life than seeing people who are passionate and courageous with what they do. "It's these people who make the world a more colorful, intimate place for everybody."