Hailing from Canada, Voldo Blanka is the latest artist to emerge onto the alternative electro scene after spending years as a dedicated rock’n’roller, playing in bands and touring all over the world. However, what’s unique about Voldo’s style is how he is inspired by the world of film when making his music, attempting to create ‘moments’ in his work that would fit perfectly with visuals. It’s easy to see when you listen…
However, since then, Voldo has realised the bliss and joy in the process of recording alone, where he can focus all his skills on the task at hand. He’s been known to shut himself away for days in pursuit of perfecting his craft. But the results don’t lie and his debut single, ‘Go Your Way’ is the genuine article.
Classical piano introduces the track and you begin to wonder where the electronic elements come in. Then, BANG – just like that – a plethora of bass and synth drops like pile of bricks, softened and balanced by Voldo’s haunting and gentle vocals. For Voldo, the music industry machine churns out far too much average content, and so his latest project is making a stand in order to create something of worth and musical value.
Part of this is Blanka’s experimental nature. For example, along with his walls of instruments that make up his arsenal, he has even toyed with scrap metal percussion and recorded his own breathing, all to add something new and original to his edgy brand of electronic music.
Voldo commented that ‘People assume if you’re making electronic music that you’re just a button pusher and loads of people in this industry are. But I’m a songwriter: I score films, I sing, I play a dozen instruments and I happen to have a love for, and obsession with, what moves people and makes people move. So I took everything I’ve learned from a life in a touring rock ‘n’ roll band and fused it with the darkest corners of my imagination. And when that liquid metal cooled, I was left with Voldo Blanka.’
If you’re into anything like Daft Punk, Bjork or The Knife, then make sure to wrap your ears around this one, you won’t be disappointed.
Check out the video for ‘Go Your Way’ here: