TOR releases single ‘Riverline’ ahead of ‘Oasis Sky’ LP

The Vancouver-based producer has unveiled his second single from his forthcoming LP, Oasis Sky, titled ‘Riverline’. The track comes with a mesmerizing MV by visual artist Charlie Keeper.

TOR, known for his production of drums, incorporates a variety of sounds resembling bongos and cymbals for his new single ‘Riverline’.

The combination of instruments play amid a textured bassline, strings, and reverb vocal chops. The accompanying music video, created by Charlie Keeper, takes the viewer backstage to club-like environment with a light show that can only be described as both disorienting and relaxing.

TOR says,

“‘Riverline’ is one of the last songs I wrote for the album and my first proper exploration of 4/4 drums. It’s exciting nearing the end of a project as you have a clearer picture of the whole thing and I find ideas that haven’t been attempted yet present themselves more easily. The name came from the sounds of the volume pattern on the main synth along with the vocal edits which gave me this image of water trickling through a zoomed out river system as if viewed from space.”

Charlie Keeper says of the music video,

“The beginning [of the video] represents queueing for a venue, I’ve taken inspiration for dingy hallways which (in my experience) are always at the start of any night out. The lights pulsate and dance to the music as the anticipation builds and we move down the hallway. You’re hit with the light show as you get in, the lights dance to the music as things become distorted and blur into one. The next section shows the lights in more focus, as a break from the real-world setting of the rest of the scenes. As the bass kicks in again, I’ve introduced this grid of lights which pulse outwards to (loosely) represent people dancing. As the music builds further, glimpses of the previous scenes layer on top of one another as the night goes on until eventually, we find ourselves back in the hallway again.”

In addition to the release of ‘Riverline’, fans can pre-order the vinyl version of his Oasis Sky LP here.

TOR entered the electronic music circuit with his own take on the genre to much acclaim, beginning with his 2012 ten-track debut album Drum Therapy, and his 2016 album Blue Book. Both albums would receive over 20 million combined streams.

The producer has also taken over the decks at some of the world’s most renowned events and venues such as Electric Forest, Lightning in a Bottle, and the Do-Lab stage at Coachella.

He also took part in a virtual two-hour charity livestream via his Twitch channel last year in July, with proceeds donated to Black Lives Matter Vancouver.

This month, TOR has dropped a new iteration of his series of mixes via Soundcloud titled ‘Origins’.





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