Electronic music producer and multi-instrumentalist Neptune Orizon crafts a fantastical world in his recent single, “Kinkajou,” inspired by Mayas legend of the critters that are keepers of children’s sleep. The French producer, who regularly blends his influences of electronica, downtempo, dreamy pop, organic house, and ambient music with inspirations from natural sounds and landscapes, creates a lush and melodic soundscape to draw listeners into a nocturnal forest experience.

Neptune Orizon blossomed his official career in 2019 when he produced Eva May‘s first album, Wonderland, and received radio support on Radio Mix France. That same year, he released his single, “Undisclosed,” to mark a major change in his music and mentality and received support from blogs that clearly described the unique feelings in his music. Stereo Fox said, “You know those moments where you’re simply looking out the window during a car ride, and you find yourself in a deeply introspective state…This track would be perfect to facilitate that mood.” He began a new journey in late 2020 while he explored the sounds and emotions of solo piano pieces, crafting his EP, Fragments of Time, Pt. 1. Quickly after, he went back to the studio and started working with other musicians to craft his next record, an ode to nature and a fictional story that follows “Undisclosed,” which he considers to be the first chapter of this audio-movie.

Something lurks in the shadows of the quiet world of “Kinkajou,” but you don’t have to be afraid – they may just be protecting you from something else. Crafted in the same essence which fan have come to know from Neptune Orizon, “Kinkajou” builds out a distant land in an unknown place for listeners to get safely lost within. Filled with both percussive electronic and softer instrumental elements, the track evokes a sense of peace but not stillness, reflective of the quietness below the moon that is punctuated with nocturnal movement. The vocals tell the story of Kinkajou and add driving action to the soundscape, but in a way that leaves listeners in a state of lullaby-esque trance, rather than hurried.

“Kinkajou” is simply one of the many songs in which Neptune Orizon showcases his introspective approach to sound production.

Elena Lin Administrator
I am a concert/festival photographer based in St. Louis, but always eager to travel for new music and experiences and to meet new faces!
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Elena Lin Administrator
I am a concert/festival photographer based in St. Louis, but always eager to travel for new music and experiences and to meet new faces!

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