Posts Tagged ‘Ardency’

February 15, 2018

Come Friday, we get our next full moon. And it’s a very special one, too. Friday’s waxed moon heralds the coming of a brand new lunar new year. And we get to gaze wistfully into its bright glow to the tune of Bad Moon, a beautifully ambling new track from indie electronic duo Ardency. Taken from their forthcoming EP, The Ones That Miss Me, it’s a deeply introspective, atmospheric drifting slice of refined electronica and downtempo pop that’ll make any moon seem more than magical. Bad Moon gusts gently and undulates softly, exuding a soft melancholy within its hypnotic tide of dreamy synths and reflective lyrics. Purchase/stream the single, here. Ardency’s forthcoming EP is described as a sincere representation of the duo’s background and inspiration as artists with its vintage synth-work, heartfelt musicality, and unique sound design. 

June 6, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 06.02.2017 – 06.04.2017

Feature Selections – June 2-4, 2017

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June 4, 2017

California’s ARDENCY released their Honey Moon EP last Friday, and it truly does feel like an enamoring “honeymoon” of sorts in light of our ever growing love for their atmospheric electronica and synthpop. We alight on a ravishing sonic holiday with the pair on the three track record, which closes out with this glossy thrumming spectacular named Under An Ego. Frosty synths and crisp beats abound on the celestial dazzler. Stream Honey Moon in full on Soundcloud, here, or Spotify, here.

February 15, 2017

LA based indie artist Blair made his long awaited return two weeks ago by collaborating with argonaut&wasp on a cosmic soaring dance pop cut named Planetary, scintillating us with a brisk vitality that evoked a combination of Digitalism and Empire Of The Sun. That fabulous tune has now received a lavish official remix treatment, courtesy of California duo ARDENCY. This bold wavy, dreamy rippling makeover is an intergalactic joyride. The neon hued retro re-fix is a synthcore meets electro eruption of blazing brilliance.

November 8, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 11.04.2016 – 11.06.2016

Featured music – November 4-6, 2016

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November 7, 2016

ARDENCY released a gorgeous EP named “For You, Only” over the weekend on Nest HQ. Off that four track record comes Blurred City, a thoroughly enchanting tune on which they partner up again with prior Canadian collaborator ICELANDIA. This lithe bounding combination of aerated synthpop and celestial electronica casts a fantastical spell. Elastic beats frolic weightlessly through the air, dancing their own graceful dance alongside ICELANDIA’s ethereal wafting vocals. You can stream For You, Only in full on Soundcloud and purchase from iTunes.

February 26, 2016

We’re plunged into a magical world of neon electro fantasy by California’s Ardency on Crystals, which features Canadian vocalist Icelandia. Crystals is a glacially shimmering beauty. Icelandia’s smoothly lilting vocals are much evocative of Miike Snow while the majestic landscape of the song fuse Daft Punk with Kavinsky, but softened up by a dreamy Johnny Jewel blanket of dark disco haze. Crystals is the first song revealed from a four track EP named Mechanism, one which we obviously need look out for when it drops in March.

May 28, 2015

American electronic duo Ardency remixed some of my favorite songs like Phantogram’s Fall In Love and Kavinsky’s Nightcall, but now they captivate me with a fantastic original named Foxfire, a collaboration with California’s Patrick Zappia. Foxfire also features fervent vocals by indie rock singer songwriter John Tabler. Its neon synths, entrancing bass, and intricate arrangement remind me of some of Robert DeLong’s indie dance music. There’s an organic, animated quality to the sprightly song that has me easily picturing the track being played with all sorts of instruments and equipment on the spot. In fact, I already have a ludicrous itch to see them perform this song live. Foxfire is available now on iTunes.

April 23, 2015

This is one of those remixes that quickly and easily speaks for itself. Emerging electronic duo Ardency return to the scene with a darkly synthy remix of Phantogram’s Fall In Love, one of my favorite songs from the NY duo’s album Voices. Not that Phantogram’s trip hop laced music isn’t already dark to begin with, but Ardency succeeds at giving the song an even more ominous and haunting edge, while giving it a very energized electro vibe. It’s like a fierce Chromatics and Kavinsky cocktail.

November 20, 2014

For a fresh new angle on Kavinsky’s luscious electro jam Nightcall (which features Lovefoxxx of CSS), check out new production act Ardency’s remix. The track was released for free in anticipation of Ardency’s Gradience EP, forthcoming on Prep School Recordings in December. The remix is still very much Daft Punk like with its epic electro house, particularly with the new robotic voices, but there’s also a disco groove and some future bass vibes going on. It’s a blissful rendition of one of my favorite Kavinsky tunes.