Sors, “Vitality”: Intelligent dance music

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

Altvater: This Pertains To Solitude

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

Drum & Lace, “ae”: There’s something going on

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

Junior Knits, “Yellowstone Modem”: An imaginary interaction between animals and electronics

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, “Bloom”: A flower so tender

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