Minimal audio alongside its visual minimal counterpart. I really enjoy when artists fight the temptation and hold back.
Barely out of high school, Adna has a voice that sounds like it’s trudged through decades. It’s calm and controlled yet strong and unabashed at times. In her video for her song, “Dreamer,” Adna chooses imagery over storytelling, leaving you replaying the video over and over, revisiting and scrutinizing each and every shot.
No strings attached, no need of samples…just a noisy dreamy song, which should bring up some American 80ies Teen Movie, like The Breakfast Club, or even Teen Wolf into your mind…talking about the love scenes.
I’m still in the middle of my usual dig when I came across Dents Du Midiin my inbox. 3 tones and I instantly knew I’d be in love.
Chillwave extended synths and a slow-downed sound with ethereal yet restrained female vocals was all it took to win me over. Whoever this is, he mixes quite a bit of future R&B, a bit of wonkiness, and a dash of trip-hop to cement a very solid sound.
I’m incredibly intrigued and foresee losing some time over pouring through the Soundcloud page. Have a listen to the track, “Dim Light,” and be sure to do a little exploring on your own.
Sometimes, I just don’t feel that my words are necessary.
My ancestors from Sweden lived on a Fjord…
This is my second full length album and its title is Fjords. In many ways I believe that it is very different from Corridors, but at the same time very much alike. The drive and influence behind the songs strongly relate to those of Corridors. These themes will never be erased from my music because they have influenced my life so much that I couldn’t possibly stop writing about them. Fjords is about growth and change. Exploring the unexplored and seeking new vantage points. I think that each song stands for itself and has a separate message rather than contributing to an overall theme. I would try to tell you what each song is about and what actually inspired each one, but that is something I do not even completely know yet. I wrote all these songs as they came to me without stopping to question what they meant or why they existed in my head. So with that said, maybe you can help me with revealing what they mean by listening to them and providing yourself with an explanation of your own. With time and aging, perhaps each song will reveal itself.
I first came across the mysterious Blackedoutwhen late one night, I found myself in the tinychat internet concert venue SPF420. After “sticking around” (or keeping my internet browser open / headphones on) for a couple of the other acts, the host announced Blackedout would be performing next. A quick switch of the webcam to wherever he was performing from, which for the most part, was in complete darkness and he was set to begin.
Almost immediately I was completely enthralled with the sounds I was hearing. As I’ve said before and through a lot of the music I share, I’m a huge fan of late night/R&B type sexy grooves and spacey sounds and beats. After the performance, I was excited to delve into some more tunes and was even more thrilled when I came across this brand new EP just released on April 30th.
This is a solid example of the sounds I love (think kind of the same vein as Supreme Cuts, The-Drum, Holy Other, etc). This is pure sex. Really nice sounding pianos, synths, drums, water sounds, [probably] some found sound samples in there, and nice use of Rihanna vocals and vox from the song ”Baby I’m For Real” (which was either taken from Michael McDonald or The Originals).
My only real complaint (if you can even call it that) is the brevity of the EP, spanning only about 15 minutes total. Anyway, hop on down below, turn the lights off, and hit play.
BONUS: for some non-EP tracks (that are just as chillin’) head on over to Blackedout’s soundcloud.
Philadelphia-local, Skeleton Lipstick, fell into my inbox seemingly out of nowhere the other day. I just can’t keep up with this city.
Gritty 80′s-styled synths glaze over your eardrums smoothed out by glo-fi beats – and trust me, it completely comes together. There’s a lot of things I want to ask the man behind this synthwave project. More specifically, how are you producing this wonderful music and performing Maxillofacial surgery at the same time? Well, perhaps not at the same time. But still.
This is what I love, when artists give me a little context to work with. Not everything is a mysterious secret. Skeleton Lipstick is a working professional who manages to make some impressive electronic music that takes our ears decades back in time. His apparent skill for life balance allows him to creatively stretch his mind when he’s not performing his grueling 9-5. How cool, right?
The song above is a teaser for the new album. It does not appear on the album. I took the 10 tracks from “glows then melts” then cut them up, and organized the chaos into a NEW promo track! Every sound in the song (except the vocals) is a loop from one of the ten tracks on “Glows then Melts.” Nothing too special, just a little bonus song I worked up in an hour so. Head over to AIRLINES TAPES bandcamp for the real songs!
I’ve been tracking Canada’s Teen Daze for quite some time now. His evolution as an artist has been fun to listen to and never the least bit disappointing, even now as he slowly slips away from his earliest sounds.
Inner Mansions is the musician’s second full length, and if you’ve been counting, his second release this year. As a collection being hailed as his “most captivating songs” yet, I really enjoy the more experimental foray he takes us, the listeners, on. There’s plenty more vocal play, yet still that hint of electronic expertise that seems to pour from his fingertips.