“Elysian literally translates to ‘heaven for heroes’. I’m not religious. To me, the idea of heaven is an inner-peace you seek while alive. I try to find moments in my life where I connect with that feeling and one of the easiest ways is exploring nature.”– tstewart
Keen to find an equilibrium between urban living and nature, tstewart describes many parts of his life as a pendulum swinging. Sometimes he enjoys making intricate beats and exploring sound design, whilst other times the relaxing call of the keys beckons.
Splitting time between LA and New York, there’s a sense of frustration around any monotony creeping into tstewart’s fascinating life. Having produced for mega-stars like Azealia Banks, A$AP Ferg and Jesse Boykins III, this new sound just one month after releasing Machinedrum’s career-defining Human Energy body of work. The elysian album follows tstewart’s journey in creating 16tracks, completely alone. An exhilarating soundtrack to his park hikes, the record challenges hectic living versus the relief of green-rooted respite.
The complex melodies exude tstewart’s newly showcased classical expertise whilst relying on exposed instrumentation for ascensions that represent leaps and climbs of the park.