One of the strengths of this track is in the production, the details. Just listen to the gorgeous sound design. The effects. The way the entire stereo field is utilised. This is simply a bloody good production, from a technical point of view.
But that alone is not enough to be selected by us, of course. The artistic qualities are just as important, and Sors fully qualify. Continue reading Sors, “Vitality”: Intelligent dance music
In the sea of down-tempo submissions I receive every week (it really is quite a lot) this track here is one of those who stood out from the crowd.
For an electronica addict like me, there’s something so refreshing with music that adds analogue/acoustic elements to the composition. And few genres are more fitted for such elements than down-tempo tracks. Continue reading Altvater: This Pertains To Solitude
Here’s an interesting one. A very cinematic experience from the borderlands of ambient, chill-out, folklore and movie scores.
It’s of a rather dark and quite experimental shape, but with a story to tell. That’s what makes it so seductive. There’s something going on, and we are invited to tag along and find out. Continue reading Drum & Lace, “ae”: There’s something going on
It goes without saying, some submissions I receive are more special than others. And here’s one of the more special ones, or what do you say about the following pitch from the artist: “Sampled percussion includes bears chewing on bones. Yum”! Continue reading Junior Knits, “Yellowstone Modem”: An imaginary interaction between animals and electronics
HVOB is an Austrian duo consisting of Paul Wallner and Anna Müller, and are regularly doing shows across Europe. So they are a bit further on their career than what I usually look for. Their sound is minimalistic, but not simple. Just enough layers, and enough polish, to make a lot out of a little. And that is exactly what I want to show you all here. Continue reading HVOB, “Bloom”: A flower so tender
I kick off this year in a melodic and utterly harmonic fashion. It’s sweet, cute, mild and kind. We like that after a new years eve party. Continue reading Farrush – Round Robin: Well worth the rounds
And this track here is an elegant piece of down-tempo, dreamy electronica. Gorgeous stuff. The melody is catchy, the mix is flawless. The arrangement is layered enough to offer new discoveries for many rounds. It’s all in the details. Continue reading William French – “Light”: An illuminating moment
His rhythm is impeccable and with so much pure human soul, in perfect balance with the stripped down electronica soundtrack. The words are as clever as the arrangement, well mixed, well produced, and that surprising intermezzo mid-track… What a find. Continue reading Tatum Gale – “Up2u”: Elegance in simplicity.
a gorgeous blend of house beats, exquisite percussion and harmonic arrangements culminates in a melodic electronica De l’excellence. Continue reading Kidsø – “Scandia”: Debut extraordinaire.