Old China is the musical moniker of Australian multi-instrumentalist, Nik Fentiman. His sonic design spans across rock, acoustics, and electronica as he blends fuzzy riff textures with synths and shoegaze sensibilities to create a hypnotic loop. Superimposed by mellow basslines and gloomy vocals, his numbing pallets of electro rock makes for a sublime listening experience. His latest release is his three-track EP, Morning Show. Taken from this collection is Cardiotek by Old China. 

The artist describes his music as a broad-spectrum musical remedy that mildly addresses and emulsifies existential dread. And he achieves his vision with astounding proficiency. With every curve, he takes the listener to a new place, a new emotion. Cardiotek is the prime example of this. Opening with bright guitar melodies, he progressively floods it with misty textures, combining them with ethereal subtexts and floating synths. Haunting sonic effects blacken the soundscape before a soft acoustic light breaks the spell of darkness. Listeners of Tame Impala and fkj are sure to enjoy the conceptual builds and fantastic ruminative prompts of this artist. 

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to Cardiotek by Old China here –