Kratos Himself "Hibernal"

Tender and affecting beats.
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Next week, Youngbloods will drop the latest release from Netherlands-based producer and vocalist Jethro Hopmans (a.k.a. Kratos Himself).

The release, titled Solstice/Part 1, will represent the first drop of a two-part Solstice-themed series, and will be the last release of the year for Youngbloods, following standout outings by lojii, Annabel (lee), Foamek, and Jacob 2-2. The conceptual project looks to pay tribute to the "celestial dance that separates the seasons," with the first part featuring seven tracks that beautifully combine organic and electronic textures that evoke and soundtrack his hometown's ancient tradition of marking the turn of the seasons with a communal fire, built on the ashes of the previous years’ blaze. Due to its subject nature, the music is ethereal and complex; engrossing, melancholic pieces of music built to transport its listeners to the ancient forests of the Netherlands.

Ahead of next week's release, Hopman has offered up a download of album cut "Hibernal," a tender and affecting beat-driven track, via WeTransfer below.

You can pre-order the release here.

Due to issues regarding the GDPR, EU readers can download the track here.