Posts Tagged ‘minimalist electro’

April 26, 2018

Exhibitionist is a true exhibit of hypnotic electronica and futuristic pop. The Sydney based solo project created by multi-instrumentalist Kirsty Tickle, also known for her role in Party Dozen, has shared a third ravishing single named Sway, entrancing us with her silky synths, mesmeric trip hop beats, and acrobatic vocals on the song, out now on Future Classic. Sway was co-written with prolific producer LUCIANBLOMKAMP, and produced by long term collaborator Jonathan Boulet. The dark entangling track explores the tension between wanting to be vulnerable with someone while also guarding yourself against heartbreak. Stream/download, here.

April 5, 2018

I’d love to learn how rising bedroom-pop artist pizzagirl came up with his name, but for now, let’s focus on the downtempo analog bliss that exudes from Seabirds, his latest taste from a forthcoming debut EP instead. A hint of early The xx trickles through the song’s tender, airy strums during its opening bars, while some early Youth Lagoon also rears its head in pizzagirl’s misty soundscape. Seabirds’ lo-fi electronica & pop is riddled with syncopated beats that evoke Starfucker, but there’s a starkness to pizzagirl’s vocals that remind me of Majical Cloudz, too. Yes, it’s minimalism is quite misleading, a veil for its eclectic sonic anatomy. The Liverpool artist will be releasing his debut EP, titled An Extended Play, on April 13th. Seabirds is out today via independent label Heist or Hit. Keep up with pizzagirl on his website, here.

April 4, 2018

I’m content now that Sevdaliza has finally made an appearance in San Francisco as part of Noise Pop’s annual festival back in February. Even though I’d seen her at SXSW a few years ago, the already riveting performance at the Sidewinder in Austin pales in comparison to the stunning display she put forth at the Swedish American Music Hall, where she brought along an immensely talented dancer to back up her bewitching performance. The Dutch-Iranian artist, a true master of all things sensual, anguished, and dark, released a new EP last week named The Calling. Among its enticingly captivating songs is this track, Soothsayer, a stringy haunting beauty that exhibits much of Sevdaliza’s magnetism through its serpentine alt-R&B and minimalist trip hop. There’s no turning away when Sevdaliza is baring her soul with her tremendous voice on the other worldly song. She takes us to an outlandish world with the track, yet keeps it intimate and so vulnerably human with her agony and woe. The Calling is available from iTunes, here.

March 28, 2018

Newmen is new to us, but this Frankfurt outfit has been making their mark in Germany for several years now. They mesmerize us with with wavy hypnotic electronica and diaphanous synthpop on Delay, their first release off an upcoming full length named SOFT WARE, arriving on May 4th. The slow simmering, steady blooming track is absolutely arresting, a moody crescendo of lavish synths and minimalist soundscapes. Watch the official video for Newmen’s Delay below. The single is available through the band’s website, here.

February 15, 2018

“wtf” is something we tend to say a lot of these days, as we look to the world’s events and tragedies with an immense sense of disbelief. But sometimes, the acronym can be associated with something good, too. The latter is true when it comes to wyd’s wtf, a sparse and understated piano driven pop ballad that builds ever so slowly and deliberately towards an eruption of dark cinematic glory in its final moments. The Columbus duo has meticulously designed an incredibly haunting and heartbreaking dirge, whose sad note of desperation near rips our hearts to shreds. But like all fury and heartbreak, bitterness and sorrow, a sense of release, of letting go, of letting it all out, can be incredibly gratifying. Through wtf’s emphatic, intensive crescendo, we reach atonement, redemption, and catharsis with wyd

January 26, 2018

Whoa, hold up! Stop everything you’re doing, whatever it is, as long as it’s safe to do so. New James Blake literally JUST dropped, and I happened to catch the British musician and producer’s post on Facebook the very moment the song and video saw the light of day. Ladies and gents, prepare to be bewitched by dub heavy, glitchy burbling, minimalist and atmospheric If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead. It’s a gossamer haunting electronic song, with heady visuals to go along with its shadowy shuffling, pitchy warbling ambiance. Apparently, James shared the song while closing out his BBC Radio 1 residency. You can also stream the new song, here.