Emerging in late 2012 with a sound that was all his own, Tor’s debut album ‘Drum Therapy’ was the culmination of over a decade of quietly honing his craft, merging the aesthetics of dusty samples with polished production, addictive melody and unique driving percussion. After catching the attention of Emancipator, the album became the frst release to launch his new label Loci Records and led to supporting slots on several US tours and remixes for artists like ODESZA.
Tor’s sophomore album ‘Blue Book’ was released in summer 2016 and served as the perfect follow up – a natural evolution of the best qualities of his previous work, while pushing his sound forward with new sonic palettes, ideas and tempos. It’s a record that plays like a journey from start to fnish, with rhythmic bell patterns, chopped vocal harmonies, atmospheric swells, warm basslines, and a newfound love of analog synthesizers all creating a distinctive world. Since the album’s release Tor has gone on to curate the ‘Origins’ mix series, supported Emancipator on a sold out North American tour, remixed artists such as RUFUS DU SOL and is performing multiple festival appearances including Shambhala, Electric Forest & Oregon Eclipse.
After releasing his Blue Book album to much critical acclaim, Vancouver-based producer Tor returns with a stunning visual for “Days Gone,” the lead single from the aforementioned full-length album.
Tor recently released a complete rework of the Blue Book album, coined Blue Book Remixed, and the video emerges as a strong example of his never-ending creative process. Constantly looking to manifest his vision into the content he releases into the world, Tor manages to create a cinematic that tells a story. He had this to say in reference to the video, “I love director Eron Carruth’s vision for this world that he was able to bring to life, with themes relating to our growing dependence on technology as well as corporate & government surveillance. It’s a strong message that’s relevant for our times.”
You can catch Tor at one of his remaining atmospheric live shows for the season, some of which he will be joined by other Loci Records’ artists. All are listed below, an appearance at Electric Forest and the regionally involved Oregon Eclipse Festival. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
06.29 Electric Forest Festival
07.07 Konnexion Festival
08.11 Shambhala Festival
08.17 Oregon Eclipse Festival