Marking their inaugural release with a three-track offering, Max Styler and Spencer Howard’s newly formed duo Habitatt recently introduced their soothing sound with their ‘See’ EP on Purified Records. Exploring melodic territories, the title track meanders across an undulating sonic pathway, combining soaring notes and vocals with basslines.
‘Terminal D’ sets a poignant tone with isolated piano keys and sparse percussion. Introducing intricate drum patterns, this number ebbs and flows throughout its duration.
Closing with ‘Time’, it aims to lead you into an otherworldly dimension with synths and sonic patterns that rise and fall to emphatic effect.
Growing up making beats together and uploading them to SoundCloud, Max and Spencer’s production synergy was founded when they were kids. Their paths into adulthood led them in opposite directions, with Max becoming a touring producer and DJ, and Spencer pursuing his athletic endeavors, leading to a successful career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball.
With drastically different career paths, their lives were mirrored with long travel days, hotels in different cities, and their love for music production. The pair began to share ideas with each other on the road, and their passion for melodies and music became the seed that grew into the Habitatt project.
The ‘See’ EP artwork features an image of a sea turtle by Daniel Nicholson and these graceful creatures, each with its unique migratory patterns, are now facing serious threats, including habitat destruction and plastic pollution.
Organisations like the Sea Turtle Conservancy commit themselves to conservation efforts that encompass both nesting sites and the broader marine environments. Green turtles are listed as endangered according to the IUCN.