“I set out with the intention to make an EP to help people cope with these hard times. One of the things I found that worked best for me was getting out into nature. So it became this interesting relationship, where I’m trying to help humans but nature is helping me do that. So I realized there’s a fundamental balance – family and friends are important, but it’s also important to know when we need some space and time and to get in touch with earth/nature.”
MÒZÂMBÎQÚE – How To Be Human EP
MÒZÂMBÎQÚE’s knack for distorting the lines of genres and creating serene soundscapes makes for an utterly enchanting experience throughout each of the five tracks.
Thematically, How to be Human EP revolves around the importance of deep human connection and compassion. And visually, nature best portrays this as part of being human is acting more like plants and wildlife; practicing things like being still, absorbing and most importantly, growing. This notion of ‘humanizing’ in the theme is further amplified by the track titles as each of them begin with the letter ‘H’. In dream-telling, the letter ‘H’ in a dream symbolizes cooperation, balance and teamwork.
This goes to show that MÒZÂMBÎQÚE’s extensive travels whilst learning from different cultures has not only impacted his spiritual well-being, but also his sonic direction – something that’s been greatly influenced by the chromatic drum sequences of Bonobo, and the soothing ether of Tycho. Regardless of the genre the producer decides to tap into, he intends to invoke a mood that reflects feelings of hope and wonder, the same kind of feelings synonymous with travel, wilderness and solitude.