If you’re a fan of electronic dance and soundscape music then PVLMS are one of your new favourites. A great collaboration between Oklahoman artists Frank Stevens and Lexi Sacco who are young and fresh on the scene but have already produced some seriously captivating and original music.
Meeting in university, the pair soon realised that their individual styles and ideas in electronic music blended together perfectly to create unique, experimental sounds. What we love most is their ambition and effort to stray away from recycling the same winning formulas.
Starting off with one of our favourites “Like Me”, it’s here where you get a good sense of what PVLMS are trying to achieve. While exercising all the elements of chilled, ambient music they exaggerate it all with louder volume, heavier bass and longer reverberation. It captures you with a hypnotic and atmospheric vibe but then turns everything up, heightening the senses.
There are so many dynamic and hooking ingredients to listen out for and you can tell that their tracks are revised over countless drafts and added layers until they’re as rich as possible without being overdone. Another key factor is that it can be easy to let things sound too rough and harsh when going for a rich sound and turning the volume and bass up high. But PVLMS manage to make their music so smooth and easy on the ears.
While PVLMS are all colourful and stylish, they undoubtedly have a midnight, underground appeal. They have a knack for taking control of your listening and building this environment around you with breathy whispers echoing in your ear under a layer of deep, rounded drops. It floods your head with really indulging, lush tones. The best track to try for that feel is “A.M.” which we previously made a staff pick.
Listen to their full tracklist, including their ‘Compassion’ EP on Clowdy here.