44 Ardent is an Australian producer who makes chilled lo-fi house music which can be likened to a mix between Bonobo, Caribou, Tourist and Bonobo.
Over the last few months 44 Ardent has given us two invigorating new singles – pieces & 95overflow – while also making promise of more new music coming our way very soon.
This May 44 Ardent is making good on that promise with his next single ‘nomoreheat’ which is a glorious six-minute lo-fi house treat which will be the perfect soundtrack for those nostalgic summertime moments, and it’s also just the first taste of a four-track debut ep titled “into the deep” that he has planned for release in August.
“I guess you could say climate change was the ‘theme’ when I was writing the music for this EP. ‘nomoreheat’ was intended to be a reflection on changing weather patterns but I must admit it ended up sounding a bit happier than I had originally intended.
I try not to have too much of a plan or formula when I make a song. I like to have a theme sometimes, but ultimately, I just play around with ideas until I find something that sounds good to my ears. Climate change and the surrounding extreme weather events make me feel a bit hopeless, but I just try to stay positive and do what I can to make a positive change. This song reflects on keeping a positive outlook when things are bleak.
This song has a fairly big switch up in the middle. The key changes and the piano becomes the driving force. I also threw some drum breaks in there; I really like the contrast between the house-inspired drums and then the reprieve of the breaks. I really love the LCD Soundsystem-esque moog sound that comes in for a little bit at 3:30. I think that’s my favourite part.” – 44 Ardent
‘nomoreheat’ is available everywhere now via Mammal Sounds Records.
Production by 44 Ardent
Mixing & Mastering by Callan Alexander
Artwork by 44 Ardent