Posts Tagged ‘experimental electropop’

May 1, 2018

The fanciful magic of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream dances through our ears and paints evocative images of beauty and chaos in our minds as KYYN serenades us with Arabesque, which is loosely based off of one of the motifs from Debussy’s Arabesque which depicts what it may have been like to be one of the faeries from the play. It’s an utterly beautiful experimental electropop piece from the Brooklyn singer songwriter, a gorgeously chiffon fantasy land, always shifting, ever kinetic. The intricately drifting, misty baroque jewel finds a halcyon balance between tranquil and dynamic, peaceful and restless, like a serene lake under the caress of a capricious breeze. Every ripple is recorded, every crest and furrow manifests in Arabesque’s mesmerizing tides. KYYN co-produced the song with Tiger Darrow, giving us one of the more remarkably refined soundscapes we’ve encountered this year. 

April 19, 2018

My heart skipped a beat this morning when I came across news of British duo Let’s Eat Grandma’s North American tour this fall. The duo has been one of our favorite rising experimental/electro pop projects for the past couple of years, and the buzz surrounding their music has grown manifold with each new release they’ve put forth. Plus, as we’ve mentioned many a time before, we’re always tickled by their quirky name, too. The tour will bring them to Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on September 3rd. I already have a dedicated browser tab open and ready for me to grab hold of my ticket when the tour goes on sale this Friday. On top of this exciting news comes even more joy as Let’s Eat Grandma teams up with SOPHIE and The Horrors’ Faris Badwan on their latest song and the third single from their sophomore album I’m All Ears, arriving this June. It’s Not Just Me is a crisp crackling, synth wavy charmer that weds Grimes’ perky whimsicality with the sweet tartness of Kero Kero Bonito. It pulses and prances both lightly and nimbly, all the while inundating us with ambrosial nostalgia. It’s Not Just Me arrives with a music video directed by Balan Evans. Pre-order new album I’m All Ears, here. Learn more about Let’s Eat Grandma’s forthcoming tour on their website, here.

March 23, 2018

We gladly “fall” back under the spell of British duo Let’s Eat Grandma as the fast rising young talents unveil a fresh new tune and announce their sophmore album I’m All Ears. Falling Into Me is a sonic rich experimental electropop foray into relationships and communication that crescendos towards a lavish saxophone imbued apex bursting with cosmic exhilaration. Let’s Eat Grandma’s dynamic pop is never predictable and always a scintillating ride. You could say we’re all ears for the pair’s forthcoming album, I’m All Ears, arriving June 29th via Transgressive. You can already pre-order the album, here.

March 21, 2018

Constine’s debut single is a straight shot for my heart. It’s dark. It’s bewitching. It’s glacial. It’s magical and magnificent. The Swedish singer songwriter, musician, and producer prides herself in having full control of her art, and refuses to follow trends or orders from men. She makes a resolute stand with her first single, a melodramatic effusion of visceral dance beats and glassy chiming electronic pop named DIE. Constine, aka Hanna Lindgren, tells us: “The song is about the feeling of being on the verge… It’s about when you’ve lost yourself, in someone or something. Both those feelings can be completely magical but also so damn unpleasant.”  There’s nothing unpleasant to be found in losing yourself in this splendid song, which comes accompanied by a thoroughly captivating acoustic live video, too, featuring mournful cello strings and haunting drums.  Watch the video below. You can also stream DIE via Spotify, here.

November 11, 2017

Viennese twins Giovanna and Mario return as Austrian duo MYNTH on bewitching experimental electropop single SMOG, a surreal and heady soundscape accompanied by an enthralling and esoteric music video. Dissonant synths, burbling beats, and MYNTH’s svelte billowing vocals pick us up and carry us like the wind on this gorgeous gem. SMOG is simultaneously brittle and fragile, as well as emotionally charged and commanding. We flutter and tumble in the air alongside the duo as we look forward to their sophomore album Parallels, out November 24th. Pre-order the album, here.