We Sat Down w/ LowPro. Who Has A Brand New EP You Need To Hear! Read The Full Scoop Here!
After over a year of diligent work and experimentation, LowPro. Just released his newest EP entitled Expansive. This project is a result of Soren Peterson's meticulous attention to detail, wherein he spent immense amounts of time honing in how to compile the right immersive sounds into just a few songs. The EP consists of four tracks and finishes at just over fifteen minutes, however, within that time the listener is transported into a different dimension. When I spoke to LowPro. He explained that his initial inspiration for the EP was outer space and all of its unknowns. Beyond our atmosphere lies a world of never-ending possibilities, which is how Peterson views his music and the way he hopes listeners interpret it, being endlessly “expansive,” and dynamic.
Expansive was released just a week after LowPro.’s main-stage performance at Sonic Bloom where he had the crowd going wild! It was as if he lit a candle that, in turn, sparked a thousand candles and ignited a fire of pure energy. Whether or not LowPro. was inspired to finally release his EP after such a corroborative experience at Sonic Bloom or not, it ended up being a fortuitous decision on his part. Since Expansive was delivered to the public’s ear, it has seen an overwhelming response from friends, family, and even new-fans who were drawn to, and feel connected to the music. As Peterson described it, there seems to be an unspoken receptiveness that is able to create a positive dynamic between himself and those who hear the EP.
Almost all of LowPro.’s music, including this EP, is made with a Kaossilator. For those that are unfamiliar with this type of equipment, it is a dynamic phrase synthesizer, which boils down to mean a touch screen synth that allows the user to physically manipulate the sounds. LowPro. used this amazing technology to create not only his audio but also the visual aspects that he pairs with his live shows. He worked together with Kris Artz [Halfway to Mars] who did a lot of the digital design and production of Expansive. Both artists create under the umbrella of one of Denver’s fasted growing musical entities, Potent Productions, who have been grabbing attention by hosting events all over town and also promoting, managing, and booking an array of incredibly talented artists. (Check the coverage from their last Rooftop throw-down at Jacksons in Denver here.)
LowPro. has been making music for roughly a decade now and has spent a lot of that time trying to figure out exactly why he wants to be in the music industry. His ultimate discovery, which was why he began making music in the first place, is to do it for himself and no one else. Soren’s goal for LowPro. and as an artist is to be able to continue doing what he loves without bloating his ego in the meantime. As he puts it, “The music industry has some destructive aspects but it is also such a perfect platform to bring people together and create tangible spaces from intangible energies.”
Interestingly, the new EP’s theme directed towards the cosmos has ties to LowPro.’s ultimate intention of being in tune with his ego and not letting it get away from him. He became fascinated with space because it encapsulates a bigger sense of grandeur than our material world. When you really stop to think about the universe beyond our own world, it allows for a perspective that is completely separated from the laws and concerns created by our society. “The weight of my problems seem much less significant and it has turned into the best therapy for me”, said LowPro. about making his music. That being said, this new EP is one that can’t be fully taken in with just one listen. Expansive lives up to its title and requires a thoughtful and present listening experience.
LowPro. produces sounds, as well as visuals, each of which induces reactions on a very personal level while simultaneously bringing people together. Advancements in technology have noticeably created dissociations among people that create illusions of acceptance or status. However, LowPro.’s agenda seeks to counter these societal imbalances and create a platform for inclusion. He does this by engaging people and encouraging them to come together in the name of music, then take that sense of community with them throughout all walks of life.
Checkout LowPro’s visual workshops every week at Cervantes Other Side, usually between 7:30 to 11, for their Re-search Wednesdays. He will also soon be making the trek all the way up to Burning Man 2019 at Mount Neverest Camp where lots of like-minded people will be coming together for a huge collective session; creating art, visuals, music and so much more deep in the heart of the Nevada desert.