When his tracks started to acquire notoriety and momentum — in the very beginning of the decade —, the artist started to take more seriously his talent for creating and producing his own rendering of dubstep: precisely, a more melodic, dynamic, colorful and, at least to a certain degree, profusely vibrant, dilated and upbeat style. With some melancholic tendencies, some would describe.
Soon after his reputation as a promising talent on the rise was established, Blackmill rapidly captivated the attention of a large audience, after he remixed Your Song, the cover version that English singer Ellie Goulding released of an Elton John song. After this, he became immediatelly recognized by the underground as a primordial reference of dubstep, and a majestic icon of electronic music.
Its smoothly melancholic tonalities invites the horizon to sleep for a thousand years, just to wake up in a colorful dream of everlasting universes, where the splendorous perception of infinite sensibilities anticipates the somnolence of a dying soul, that seeks the introspective tendencies of its own fugacious strength. Definitely, a marvelous song — with a singular injunction of melodic despondency —, that the genre rarely produces, nowadays.
With a lucid vitality that comprehends the sensible substance of its sonorous splendor, the harmonies subdue the sobriety of the rhythm's mathematical fervor, with the aim to capture the sensitivity hidden within the melodie's structure. Definitely, a wonderfully fantastic song, Lucid Truth is an anthem of hope and optimism, that rescues all the beauty that resides in the apparent uneasiness of the human nature.
Displaying a consistent, but graceful style, this wonderful tune it's an undisputed example of the artist's talent, that showcases how Blackmill manages to be pervasive, belligerent and pungent, while concomitantly being graceful, poetic and sensible. Unquestionably, an attestation of creative grandiosity, that confirms his splendorous uniqueness and objective sagacity.
Skippin' 'n' Trippin'
Nevertheless, the end result on this tune turned out to be quite exceptional, to say the least. The effusive, distinct and quite uplifting musical melodies work out well, and the overall rhythmic dissonances conceive a beat that definitely adds a very unusual but organic joy to the sound.
A Reach For Glory
His philosophical, but at the same time impulsive artistic tendencies frequently reflects his instinctive introspective search for serenity, which does not hesitate to create poetic universes of unbreakable contemplative calmness, whose expansive atmosphere ostensibly delegates to his peculiar nature the desire to explore a more tangential perspective of creative diligence. So — given the circumstances —, a sound with this superb level of proficient virtues invariably would be a plausible result.
Though it is not as expansive, dense or artistically ambitious as the others, Journey's End still manages to be a beautiful tune, that gracefully embraces the splendid vitality of an emotional rapture, with a restrained and permissive sincerity, that expresses in the horizon of its vivid harmonies a refined sense of serene melancholy, that slowly manages to revolve around the elegant dilemma of a poignant mortality, and progressively circumnavigates the diluted and sensible paralysis of a fragile reality, that dies between the graceful melodies of the song.
Miracle (Full Album)
With eleven tracks — Miracle, Spirit Of Life, Let It Be, Embrace, Don't Let Me Down, My Love, The Drift, Lucid Truth, Love At Heart, Sarajevo and Fortune Soul —, the sound of this album summarizes with grandiosity the marvelous and spectacular style of Blackmill. Decisive to conceive melodic dubstep as we know it, Miracle is a tremendously fantastic state of the art work, with no faults, defects, inhibitions or limitations whatsoever. Certainly, a work of the highest competence, that deserves to have its place of honor in history.
Regardless the fact that today Blackmill is mostly inactive, because — being a father, a husband, a family man — he doesn't have the time anymore to dedicate himself to music, at least not as much as he used to, this doesn't compromise his exceptional legacy, nor erase the graceful songs he has made, which we can listen for free online. I certainly wish all the best to the artist, hoping that someday, if circumstances allow, he may return to music, to create more of the formidable compositions with which he has gifted us so much. However, if this does not happen, I still wish him all the happiness in the world. He undoubtedly deserves it.
With that being said, let me write as final words: Thank you so much for those marvelous melodies of yours, Robert Card "Blackmill"! I — together with an expressive legion of enthusiasts —, will continue to be delighted in the glorious anthems you have created for our joy and amusement.