It’s slow to build, but I promise you, it’s worth the wait.
Indian Wellshas created a masterpiece throwing his own spin on the Heathered Pearlstrack, “Precious Dive.” The eerie low-end that stays below the surface yet present throughout the entire song holds everything together so tightly – while other sounds are explored and dropped into the mix. Mostly, I really enjoy how the start and finish are absolutely different.
A smooth downtempo rhythm alongside almost indiscernable vocals makes for a slow burning and mesmerizing track.
I love the spooky and somewhat tribal lead Antwerp creates into the fluid beat laid down slightly before the 1 minute mark in his single, “Maze.” His manipulation and overall control is mind-melting and a beautiful thing.
I first caught wind of this Italian brother-duo when I was perusing the tags on Facebook awhile back. Filippo and Marco Marra’s sound instantly recalled Radiohead and Grizzly Bear to my mind, but with a little something extra.
Released earlier this month, Shipwrecks, is Videodreams‘ first album which they also cite poet Paul Eluard and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky as two heavy influences. I really enjoyed listening to each track’s entire song structure, these gentleman are daft at composing. The tight instrumentation pairs well with the contemplative content that has that little bit of Italian flair which is shown well in track, “Can Not Be Wrong Now.” Check out the video for said track and catch the rest of the album below.
I’ve been super intrigued by Italy’s mysterious “tennistronic” group, Indian Wells,ever since I encountered them via the DIY label, Bad Panda. The amount of layers they bury inside of each of their tracks, everything from racquet samples to old broadcast commentary, it all wonderfully makes sense once it hits the ears.
And finally, one of my favorite tracks of their debut, Night Drops, has been paired with a visual. Directed by Valentina Dell’Aquila, the video is composed of perfectly timed cuts of old footage, really connecting the feeling of deep nostalgia with the oscillating tones and and eerie piano in the background.
Grab your own copy of the track below and be sure to check out the album in its entirety here.
I really believe the Italians have a very distinct sound. I’d say it could even go by regions, depending on what city you’re in or what country is on the other side of the closest border.
From the North East region of Italy nestled within the wilderness, Arnouxbrings his classical musicianship and love for experimentation and the electronic genre to life. And it doesn’t stop there. Throwing on a pair of great headphones one can hear his disciplined production skills, nothing too over the top, yet just enough layers to keep the listener interested.
I’m still not entirely sure who or what is behind this new genre that Indian Wells loves to refer to as but it’s beyond creative to layer such interesting sounds together within chilled out electronic textures. I love the crowd samples cheering, the harsh pop of the tennis ball hitting the racquet, and the clips of the announcers serving as narration.
Released through one of my favorite online labels, Bad Panda Records, the debut album Night Drops serves as an eclectic collection of ambient tracks. One with minimalist beats, real tennis match samples, and enough electronic tones to keep you listening all the way through. Plus a free download? It can’t get much better.
I don’t share many personal things on this blog. I want it to be simply about the music. But, today’s a difficult day for me so, maybe that’s why music has been hitting me harder than usual.
I love the momentous crashing of instruments in The White Album’s song, “Fall At Will,”which is full of sweeping emotion and plenty of gorgeous guitar work. Grab a handful of tracks below and let yourself live within this moment, right here.
From start to finish, I could not stop listening to this enigmatic blend of electronic tones and traditional folk. From the same folks who brought you Italy’s Videodreams, Megaphone artists, The Storylines, create minimal yet incredibly detailed and honest music.
Two of my favorite genre’s come together in the group’s album,June Leaves, which sways in emotion, treads lightly on traditional italian influence, and mingles chamber pop with ambient tones. And the best part is that it’s completely free which you can grab here.
I also found this gem, a remix the group did of Videodreams’ song, “Ghost Track.” Pretty cool.
Dreamy indietronica is always a solid find in my book, which leads me to wonder why it’s taken this long for me to discover Snow In Mexico. The duo from Rome create that sort of ethereal shoegaze music that you all know I can’t get enough of.
In their latest EP, Prodigal Summer, each track stands on its own providing your ears with a complex mix of sounds and emotion. Their second track, “4 Days,” feels harder and more post-rock than the rest, atmospheric even. Last song, “Code Playground,” takes awhile to unfold, but becomes an encompassing electronic track that’s subtle yet aurally stimulating.
I like the jump from each song, there’s plenty of different things to listen for. Check out the entire EP below, enjoy.
Easy going melodies, hushed vocals, and a familiarity behind the folk-rock sound was probably what grabbed hold of my attention first time listening to song, “To The Sun.”
Hailing from Torino, Italy, Farmer Sea are an indie rock four-piece who produce well-tailored music that’s light and carefree with a nice blend of acoustic and electric instruments. Grab their first single off their latest album, A Safe Place, for free below and stream the rest of it here.