Electronic producer and instrumental enthusiast John Hastings (aka RUMTUM) has a unique approach to crafting his melodic melodies. His latest four track EP is heavily inspired by solitude, nature and analog synthesis. Rather than focusing on the familiar, RUMTUM escaped to the mountains to create and record music that was more about the feeling and movement of each frequency. As a result, RUMTUM’s EP taps into a new level of consciousness in his musical life.
The Cleveland native (now based in Denver) offers a broad frequency; may it be his love for native spirits or even sea life, the natural world plays the biggest part in the dynamics of RUMTUM’s writing. From a young age his obsession for mixers and knobs grew into a passion for recording with found objects and handmade instruments. While learning drums provided the musical foundation to understand bass and guitar, an amazement of synthesizer and explorations into field recordings continues to inspire his craft.
released August 7, 2020