Norway-based ROLSTR's instrumental themes show promise, especially in the indie video game area. That’s certainly true of “The New Addiction,” a relentless mashup of bickering synth tones, mainly of the spacy, vintage variety. On this tune and others, such as “Country,” the artist shows a gift for keeping our interest by adding fresh sounds (here, an acoustic guitar), dynamic breaks and timely pauses. We only wish he’d more forcefully deliver his drops, which consistently lack sonic boom. His most commercial outing is “Flip” whose prominent synthesizer line and neo-classical touches (arpeggios galore!) add up to an impressive fantasia. With a bit of tweaking it could be a real crowd-pleaser.
ROLSTR - "Flip"