Hard To Label, Easy To Love: Chop’em up, baby!

Here’s two tracks that are very different from each other but with one thing in common: Really great glitch/chopped vocal effects. One very chilled, calm and harmonic, the other a majestic psychological trip. No less.

Wheel – You

On Monday I shared with you a glitchy dance monster. This track here also flirts with a layer of glitches, but is of a totally different energy level.

Can we call this Chill Glitch? I mean, the electronica world is riddled with so many genres now it seems as soon as we discover something slightly non-formulaic we eagerly feel the need to give it a new label. Ridiculous, really. And here I am promoting that same attitude. Gotta get a grip of myself.

But whatever we call this, there’s no denying it is gorgeous. I so totally love how the vocals are processed here. There’s not much sense to decode out of this chopped up feast, but man how elegant it is. As a matter of fact, as a fan of instrumentals I much prefer vocals used only as instruments, not as vehicles of a message.

So this track suits me perfectly. How about you?

Fabian Schober – Earth Suicide

This next and quite hard to label creation is one of the most cinematic pieces I’ve covered in quite a while. I mean, listen to this!

And here we have that same demonstration of excellent vocal chopped up processing. Chopped and repeated in such an elegant way I honestly get goosebumps while typing here now.

And the atmosphere! Ohmygawd, the atmosphere. If there ever was a perfect opening to pretty much ANY genre DJ set, this is it. It just cranks up the expectation of something fantastic coming up, it just BEGS to be used.

Furthermore, there’s the sudden change around half-way. How about that one, huh?
I mean, just as you think you know the track it just totally throws you off its back and you crash land into a psychological abstract little room with a doll singing. I do not like the expression of that doll. I want to get away. And away we go. Saved by a gigantic Alice from Wonderland picking us up and asking us what the hell our business were being there.

Trippy? You betcha. And we want whatever Fabian’s got. Never stop making music, Fabian.

Both of these tracks are found on our “Beatradar Selections” playlist, where all our selections are added as we discover them.

In addition we added Wheel to our list “All Chilled Out“, and Fabian were added to our eclectic “Electronica Outskirts” playlist.
See, we curate a lot of great lists. You’ll get an overview on
this page!