Toronto-based electronic artist Graham Van Pelt releases debut LP, shares video for single ‘Mountainside’

Graham Van Pelt has shared the video for his third single “Mountainside” via PopMatters. Prior to this, The 405 shared the track premiere of “Mountainside”, Brooklyn Vegan shared his first single “Release Yourself” and Clash shared the track “Vanishing Point”. Graham’s debut LP Time Travel is out now via Arbutus Records.

Watch the official video for “Mountainside” by Graham Van Pelt below
 

Immersing himself in the work of house music legends like Larry Heard, Vincent Floyd and Maurizio and the fragile disco of Arthur Russell, along with contemporaries like Jessy Lanza and Kelly Lee Owens, Van Pelt built the album from the bottom up, rooting every track in the crude sequencer of the Roland SH-101 synth, a decades-old dance music totem. The result are melodies that are simple but affecting, anchored to deep, wandering basslines. Time Travel was engineered by twin brothers Mark and Matt Thibideau, whose techno roots deepened the grooves throughout the record.

Time Travel is a renewal of Van Pelt’s vows with dance music, and with the genre’s pulse of synthesized melancholy. It’s a heartrending rush, as emotionally direct as a sweaty, jaw-clenching 3AM hug.

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