over the last few years millipede has been subtly stretching boundaries within the myriad soundscapes its music has come to include. while so many electronic artists spend the lion's share of their time amping up the listener's heartbeat using effects and tricks akin to modern horror film shock tactics, millipede's sound is considerably more graceful by comparison. it's patient in its fluidity and timing, able to take the listener on a journey where actual beginnings, climaxes, and endings are clearly defined. all the while, millipede keeps things exciting by weaving ear candy that sounds at once harsh, but fascinating. (kriss stress / notes and bolts). millipede's recent release 'a mist and a vapor' demonstrates his mastery of styles, mixing the electronic with the organic in a perfect coexistence of idm, glitch and dark ambient with a slight world music influence. this album's auditory terrain consists of forceful, slow beat-driven tracks alternating with mesmerizing ambient landscapes including tightly orchestrated synthesizers and dark industrial pads as well as strong guitar and piano lines. the twelve tracks carry a striking fusion of emotions between curiosity anticipating a virtual expedition, melancholy and an articulately cinematic experience.