After coming to widespread attention with 2015’s Urban Flora, Galimatias retreated from the spotlight. Slowing his output to a tantalizing trickle of standalone singles, the Danish-born, now LA-based producer chose to refine his skills as a producer and vocalist in private. He wanted to resist the common artistic temptation to upload the fruits of his artistic growth before they were fully realized.
Now the fruits of his labor are finally realized as Galimatias has unveiled his debut full-length album, Renaissance Boy. The 11-track album stands as a fresh start with a new, refreshing perspective on his sound design: One that is whimsical, cinematic, eccentric, and soulful. With recently released singles like “Red Eye” and “Let Go,” and new twinkling, ambient gems like “Wonder” and “Sinner,” Galimatias’ sound design is thorough and meticulous. At the same time, it’s aloof and fantastical.
The LP’s title was inspired by the idea of the “Renaissance man,” or someone who is considered a “master of everything.” Armed with a humble approach to his debut collection, Galimatias emerges from his artistic hibernation sounding revitalized and refreshed, reintroducing himself with a tastefully crafted brand of weightless, ornate R&B.
Marrying the melancholic, downtempo beauty of his adolescence spent in the European electronic/hip-hop scene with the syrupy, sun-kissed atmosphere of his new locale, Galimatias is making music that feels as though it were filtered through a dream.