submerse – Awake

Excerpts of press or air play outcomes.



‘Awake’ is a soundtrack for roaming around vast city landscapes between late night and early morning. A lone wolf observes the scenery and watches over people, their heads low, on the path home to sleep. Inspired by 1980’s movies, drone and video game soundtracks, Rob Orme aka submerse returns with an update to his signature sound.

‘Awake’ comes out worldwide on limited vinyl (including download code) & limited edition CD including a bonus track via flau records in Japan.

Original photography by Repeat Pattern. Layout by Gordon Gieseking. A&R: Gordon Gieseking and Malte Tarnow. Mastering by Sven Friederichs.

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  • 01 too late, they’re already here
  • 02 sidequests
  • 03 sophomore
  • 04 it’s all fun and games until someone loses
  • 05 no continues kid
  • 06 turn back, something is wrong
  • 07 polar (Japanese Bonus)


Lovely soundscapes

LTJ Bukem, UK


Tom Ravenscroft | BBC 6 Music, UK

Submerse draws these together in a complex but measured take on the abstract hip-hop beat.

James Keith | Complex, UK

It’s really good!

Phil Taggart | BBC Radio 1, UK

Brilliant new EP! Some of his best work yet!

Callum Wright | Hyponik, UK

Lovely as always submerse!

Daryl Keating | Exclaim, CA

Excellent stuff!

Jonas Kopp | Ostgut Ton, GER

Beautiful, as i’d always expect from Submerse and PMC. Intrigued by the amount of hum/static/fuzz on the record, really good use of noise without being noisy, if that makes sense.

Mal Chalmers | The Ransom Note, UK

Very interesting, heavy stuff.

Taylor Vincent | Resident Advisor, USA

Beautiful, drowsy and evocative as always, submerse delivers another intriguing work.

Tomas Palermo | Google Play Music / XLR8R, USA

Submerse is the UK born Tokyo based beatsmith making some of the most interesting and complex music around. Rob Orme aka Submerse has a distinct style wanders through beats, instrumental hip hop, and broken electronica and his latest album, Awake shows of the producers skills in fine style.

i-D / VICE, UK

On this EP, Submerse’s slight change in focus manages to yield plenty of interesting results.

Chris Downton | Cyclic Defrost, AU