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I noted last year how Chris Wirsig’s tunes soundscapes resemble those of horror films, where a looming foreboding presents itself around every dark turn within a dark ambient genre that the classically trained musician has continued to hone...
“You Wasn’t Silly” rides on an irresistible groove, lush with a symphonic tinge and flourishes of soulful vocal samples. The project of Alexander Christoph Wiese, the 25-year-old’s musical creations began when he was 13 or 14. Influenced by a heavy intake of hip-hop, he was smitten by the versatility of acts who could “play as […] The post iamalex – “You Wasn’t Silly” appeared first on .
“Kiss Me” is a wildly catchy track from Oslo-based power-poppers Shredz. The vocal enthusiasm, sharp and distinctive, reminds of early Elvis Costello — while the infectious chorus infuses surf-pop harmonics with fluid guitar work. “With this song we want to send this message to everyone alone who’s sitting it out because they’re afraid of what […] The post Shredz – “Kiss Me” appeared first on .
Expose to Weather – Single by Glider Pilots Brother/sister duo Benjamin and Samantha Hope comprise Glider Pilots, based in Far North Queensland. These talented Aussies are highly capable of sweeping soundscapes, such as on the beautifully...
Vivian Fantasy is the most recent project from Danny Bozella, who impressed a few years back with the project Chemists. With that, his tranquil vocals swayed over a psychedelic assortment of twinkling chimes, warm synth-pads, and obscured instrumental samples — reminding me of Caribou’s sound on his outstanding 2007 album Andorra. Vivian Fantasy is just as […] The post Vivian Fantasy – “Pink Witch” appeared first on .
Featuring Massive Attack guitarist Angelo Bruschini, “Ocean Blues” is a successfully moody track from Saint Mars, a UK alt-rock/dream-pop act fronted by vocalist Marc Darcange, who has a commendable tendency to alternate between ethereal lushness and emotional intensity. This track features shimmering keys during the verses, with a multi-layered vocal approach emerging during a very […] The post Saint Mars – “Ocean Blues” appeared first on .
I noted last year how Chris Wirsig’s tunes soundscapes resemble those of horror films, where a looming foreboding presents itself around every dark turn within a dark ambient genre that the classically trained musician has continued to hone over the past 16 years. Wirsig, the songwriter behind no:carrier, shows similar foreboding on “When the Rain […] The post no:carrier – “When the Rain Falls” appeared first on .
We wrote a bit on Post Death Soundtrack’s most recent album, Unlearning Curve, last year — with the track “You Can’t Go Back” riding on creepy organ-synths, dramatic vocal murmurs, and cinematic production effects (like the halted percussion around 02:10) to create a soundscape nocturnal in nature, much like the work of Depeche Mode. Another […] The post Post Death Soundtrack – “Transform in White Light” appeared first on .
Based out of the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, MA, ABADABAD are a “retro-fied pop/rock sextet” that evolved from a bedroom recording project into a larger ensemble, drawing acclaim for their live presence and stylistic taste. A mutual interest in classic jazz, rock, and funk records from the mid-to-late ’70s is evident, providing a sense of […] The post ABADABAD – “10 Fingers” appeared first on .