Lämmerfyr, “Places”: A place of sublime qualities

Good deep and progressive electronica should hold details that we can delve into. It should be a bit sublime, you should not have everything thrown into your face. It should just be there, rolling, delivering that ever-important fundamental groove, but from there on it’s up to you to explore the piece.

Here’s one of those kind of tracks. Continue reading Lämmerfyr, “Places”: A place of sublime qualities

Phlox, “Farewell”: A formula that works

Heavenly synth strings. Windy pads. Quiet beat. Lazy, deep bass. Windbell sounds. El-piano. Yeah, the cliches are stacked in this track.

Still, there’s something about this track that made me stop. Maybe it simply is that it’s just so very well made. Well mixed, well arranged, it does what it does very well. But what it does… We’ve heard it before, haven’t we? Continue reading Phlox, “Farewell”: A formula that works

Farnell Newton, “Monday” (ft. Jason Fabus): A jazzy Sunday jam

A lonely, dry sounding trumpet takes lead and delivers an atmospheric, friendly and calm atmosphere. Some might argue this is too acoustic to qualify as “electronica”, but we don’t care. Not today. It’s a great piece, suitable for a Sunday.

Today’s selected track is also a great opportunity for me to touch a genre I haven’t been near so far on this blog: Jazz. Continue reading Farnell Newton, “Monday” (ft. Jason Fabus): A jazzy Sunday jam

Rico Casazza, “glimpse”: More than a glimpse of groove

Here’s a real cool one. Deep/minimal house, with a solid groove and a layer of really quite experimental synth hits on top, who paints a rather abstract scenario. All without getting too experimental, without it ever distracting the flow of the track.

I don’t hear this kind of production too often. Continue reading Rico Casazza, “glimpse”: More than a glimpse of groove

Parsifal, “Still Alive”: Jamming with the best

Here’s a track that’s clearly flirting with the techy side of house, and a really good jam it is also. Cause that’s what it sounds like, an electronic jam session.

Repetitive, sure, but all thanks to the various filters and little details along the way, delicately sprinkled to give us an almost organic experience and because the hook itself is just so darn catchy, it doesn’t become repetitious. Just groovy. So perfect. Continue reading Parsifal, “Still Alive”: Jamming with the best

FRNTIK, “Abstraction”: A good wave to surf.

After all these years with eighties music played over and over god damn absolutely everywhere, I’ve long wondered when the hell it’s going to pass. But no. It doesn’t. Now artists have started recreating that eighties sound instead.

Problem is, there’s a lot of crap synthwave out there. And I do mean a lot. So it is then with a great deal of pleasure I do pick up those releases that are not! Continue reading FRNTIK, “Abstraction”: A good wave to surf.