Rising Bass Spotlight: Rest In Pierce pinpoints one of his ‘Silver Linings’ on clairvoyant debut album
Here at Conscious Electronic, we love all things bass — breakbeat, downtempo, left-field, experimental, dubstep in all its forms, you name it. As the underground bass movement has begun its full ascendancy in the US, we’ve been keeping a finger on the pulse of up-and-coming bass artists the country over. As such, CE’s Rising Bass Spotlight seeks to shine a light onto the rising producers who’re honing their craft, galvanizing their movements, and attuning eyes, ears, heads, and bodies into all things low end.
2020 has been a tumultuous year for everyone in the dance music community. With a global pandemic halting all live shows and large-scale gatherings, to political and civil unrest, it’s hard to see a silver lining on the year. More than most, the year has been particularly tough for Florida native and UCF grad, Logan Pierce.
Mere weeks after performing at Okeechobee Music Festival, under his Rest In Pierce moniker, the rising bass producer out of Orlando lost his father in late March. Resilient though he may be, losing a father can’t be easy; especially not for a man in young adulthood. Still, the rising bass bass artist channeled that sorrow and pushed toward the release of his debut studio album. Three months later, Rest In Pierce found one of his Silver Linings, which non-coincidentally happens to be the name of his 12-track LP. The album also dedicates itself to his father, may he rest in peace, an old adage which bares a striking resemblance to his stagename.
Much like its name suggests, Silver Linings is patient, persistent, and rather clairvoyant. With tracks inspired by an atmosphere, environment, or emotion, the album is the culmination of many different styles—from melodic and left-field to chill and experimental—all sprinkled with Rest In Pierce’s own flavor, and meticulously mastered to perfection.
From the drum-n-bass breaks of “No Brakes,” to the beautiful arp-filled “Incendia,” perhaps named for the traveling stage he recently performed on, to the acoustic-centric experimental title track, the entire LP moves through so many different genres. Moreover, it proves Rest In Pierce a master of form as he weaves through different styles with grace and intellect.
Originally from the small Central Florida city of Lakeland, and now hailing from the underground hotbed of Orlando, Rest In Pierce is a fixture of the Florida dubstep and experimental bass scene. He’s a member of Sugoi Collective, a supportive community of artists that also includes prominent up-and-coming talent like Mystic Grizzly, GrymeTyme, Wreckno, MORPHICS, and more.
Futhermore, Rest In Pierce has performed alongside talent like Jantsen, Toadface, Smith., Esseks, Of the Trees, and kLL sMTH, and has even released on a 40oz Collective, which makes him the perfectly suited candidate to join the cast of Conscious Electronic‘s Rising Bass Spotlight series.
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