AUDIO: Elaquent’s “Parallel” (full EP stream)

Elaquent his name, and eloquent is how he handles his music. Elaquent has released an EP today called Parallel (URBNET), and like most quality producers and artists, there’s more than what you see, hear, and read on the surface. The press release that came with this EP has Elaquent describing the meaning of the title, and while there may be more exploration into its true meaning, he wanted to give a simple-as-possible answer:

Parallel lines refer to two lines that never intersect or touch…which is how i feel about this music shit lately. I’m certainly not the only musician doing the kind of music that I do, but I find a lot of pressure in all sorts of places to follow the same type of formula as other artists, many of which I’m fans of. However, I would rather stay in my own lane…i believe that the destination is ultimately the same. Kind of one of those ideas that is applicable in all facades of life, ultimately, the purpose is to what makes sense and suits you, rather than altering yourself to fit in with everybody else, at the end of the day, we are all striving and moving in the same direction.

He has utilized samples as part of his production style but for Parallel he is getting into more playing and instrumentation, which may be about creative exploration, a bit of industry necessity, or both. Can you get a sense of that the music will be like, simply by taking a glance at the cover? Try it.

The better thing to do would be to actually take a listen, right? Now you can. All tracks were produced by Elaquent with the exception of “In This Style 10/6”, which was co-produced with and features Evil Needle. Listen now? Any time you want, it will be here.