Posts Tagged ‘Odesza’

April 6, 2018
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We ascend to cloud nine as two of our all time favorite electronic acts, Seattle’s ODESZA and Australia’s Flight Facilities, come together on a track off ODESZA’s new Higher Ground remix pack. I’ll let that sink in for a moment… this is two juggernaut production forces with completely different artistic styles. That’s right, Flight Facilities has given Higher Ground, one of the most beautiful arias off ODESZA’s beloved album A Moment Apart, a lush, halcyon house edit! Their remix departs from their usual disco imbued dance music, but it’s a deep thrumming, verdant and feathery beauty nonetheless with glowing sunset vibes enhanced by Naomi Wild’s gorgeous voice. ODESZA’s new remix pack also features remixes by Reske, pluko (fka Pluto), and the original version of HIgher Ground. Stream in full on Soundcloud, here. Support via alternate platforms, here.

September 13, 2017
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I’ve been on pins and needles looking out for my copy of Odesza’s new album A Moment Apart since its official release on Friday, and I can finally find some peace now that it’s sitting right next to me, having arrived on my doorstep this morning. The esteemed Seattle duo teamed up with a diverse list of guest talent on the album. I last shared their collaboration with alt soul sensation Leon Bridges. Let’s now dive into track number 10, an utterly enchanting dreamscape featuring anti-folk and indie pop heroine Regina Spektor. Just A Memory is a beautiful flight across night skies, where twinkling stars keep us company as we gaze down at a vast world asleep, in hopes of spotting the one person we’re longing for so deeply. A Moment Apart is available from all major retailers, here. Odesza kicked off their world tour on September 3rd. Find out more about its dates, here.

September 11, 2017
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Last Friday, Seattle electronic duo Odesza released their new album A Moment Apart to endless fanfare. I’m probably one of the few who hasn’t listened to the release in full yet, despite my great excitement for the album. Call it a pet peeve, but I need to give an album a proper first listen and I haven’t received my physical CD copy of A Moment Apart yet, though I’ve been checking the tracking details for my order on the daily. The album should be arriving within the next few days. For now, I’m more than happy to drift into the heavens to this beautiful track off A Moment Apart. Across The Room sees the pair partnering up with gospel, soul, and R&B talent Leon Bridges. It’s certainly one of the most surprising collaborations on the album, but it works so well. Odesza’s effervescent electronica is permeated with lavish strings and a soulful lilt. Come October, Odesza will be playing three whole nights at the Greek in Berkeley with Chet Porter and SOFI TUKKER. I’m greatly looking forward to my first time seeing the duo again since I last caught them in Paris in 2015. If you haven’t ordered A Moment Apart yet, you can do so, here.

July 14, 2017
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I’m quite sure that there are few electronic projects that are as well respected and widely loved as Seattle’s ODESZA. It’s safe to say much of the electronic music loving world is looking forward to September 8th with an immeasurable amount of excitement, since the duo’s next album A Moment Apart will be arriving that fateful day. They’ve already given us a few sweet tastes off the album, some of them featuring talent we deeply adore, all of them showcasing the pair’s growing versatility. ODESZA adds to their growing list of stellar A Moment Apart tracks with Higher Ground, a prismatic and effervescent aria featuring Los Angeles chanteuse Naomi Wild. Higher Ground is a sweetly shimmering, chromatic sprawling aria whose celestial beauty recalls the pair’s earliest hits off phenomenal 2014 album In Return. The single is available, here. Learn about ODESZA’s expansive A Moment Apart Tour commencing this fall from their site, here.

June 14, 2017
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I don’t think I know a single person who’s not excited that Seattle duo ODESZA has announced a new album and that they’ll be heading out on an extensive tour starting later this month. The pair could probably sell out several nights at the Bill Graham, but they’ve chosen to dazzle us at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley this October, instead. New album A Moment Apart arrives on September 8th via Counter Records, and they’ve revealed two new tunes to follow on prior treats Late Night and Line Of Sight (which features Mansionair and WYNNE). First up is Corners Of The Earth, a sprawling beauty that features Australia’s RY X on transcendental vocals. It’s as atmospheric as we’ve ever heard ODESZA, a grand and cinematic flux that truly does take us from one end of the earth to the other. Also revealed is Meridian, which can be streamed below. This one is more like some of ODESZA’s prior offerings with its other worldly effervescence. Together, the two tracks are like a spiritual awakening, an eye opening experience. You can purchase Corners Of The Earth, here, and Meridian, here. Pre-order A Moment Apart, here

April 25, 2017
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Well, the masterminds that make up Seattle two piece ODESZA really know how to surprise their fans. We happily dove into expected new tune Line of Sight earlier. But guess what? They’ve dropped ANOTHER new one, and it’s even more exultantly fabulous than the first! Late Night is a triumphant dalliance, a jubilant and euphoric spectacular. The instrumental track takes us on an ambient yet vivacious adventure. Late Night’s effervescent sheen and its dreamy guitar purrs combine like an elated gathering of ODESZA, Tycho, and Justice. This is a song that I could ride into the late night hours and beyond. It’s the soundtrack for reckless youthfulness and foolhardy fun. When a golden luscious sun finally rises in the distance, it promises a new day of hope and warmth, or perhaps the knowledge that another night is just around the corner. You can purchase ODESZA’s second new single of the day from major outlets, here.

April 25, 2017
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I feel like the whole world has been waiting with their stomachs knotted and their breaths held for new ODESZA, particularly after the beloved Seattle duo teased us about it for days on end. The pair, whom IHM can proudly say we were supporting and calling a next big thing from way early on (let me feel good for a moment, will you?), returns in magnificent form on Line Of Sight, which even features Sydney’s Mansionair and WYNNE as guests. Line Of Sight is out now on Counter Records, and what a regal future beats spectacular it is. It’s not quite the airy ethereal ODESZA of yore, but rather a sonorous thundering emotional hailstorm of an anthem. Grab the long awaited ODESZA treat, here

January 24, 2017
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Whoever this mysterious newcomer True Myth is, it’s obvious the production project is no myth but the real deal. We’ve had a drought of sorts when it comes to new Odesza edits and I’m mighty happy this trio of fellows have spiced up Zyra featuring smash hit Say My Name in their own unique manner to please our ears. Lose yourself in that familiar melody and Zyra’s gorgeous voice all over again as Say My Name gets a snazzy resplendent, airy bounding makeover. The fizzy effervescent groover lights my feet on fire as I suddenly need to bounce my way all across the room to this future funky edit. True Myth’s fabulous remix is already up on hypem, here.

August 16, 2016

cln Interview – August 2016 

*interviewed by Nick

I Heart Moosiq chatted with gifted Australian electronic producer cln, or Callan Alexander, ahead of his debut North American tour. We’ve been fans of cln’s music for over two years now and we can’t get enough of his latest beautifully chiming, pensive stirring singles, Mist and Owls. On August 26th, cln hits up 1015 in San Francisco alongside Crywolf and ILLENIUM, both of whom also put on amazing shows the last time we saw them in the Bay. In fact, you can read our interview with ILLENIUM, here, after you peruse our conversation with cln below. 

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IHM: We’re excited that you’ll be coming to The States for a tour. What are some items you’ll be bringing with you to keep from getting home sick?

cln: I’m bringing my partner! She will keep me company so hopefully I won’t get too homesick. I might try sneak some Vegemite through customs too. 

IHM: This won’t be your first time performing in The States. The Red Rocks in Colorado is one of the most beautiful venues the US has to offer. What was it like to take that venue in and also support an act like The Chainsmokers?

cln: The red rocks show is actually part of this tour, so I’m not sure yet! Can’t wait though!

IHM:

What city are you most looking forward to taking in from a tourist perspective?

cln:

Vancouver looks beautiful. I’m also excited to see LA and New York for the first time. 

IHM:

In 2009 you moved from South Africa to Brisbane. To me your music is very earthly. There’s a calming whimsicality to it. How much influence do you draw from nature and the natural environments of these two places?

cln:

Nature is super inspiring. It’s kind of hard to make music outside – but I go hiking fairly often and I guess I try to channel those experiences into my music. I think that inspiration is more of a subconscious thing though – I don’t think I ever actively try to make music based on something in particular. I suppose it just sort of turns out that way. 

IHM:

To me it seems most of the artwork for your songs are animals or landscapes that make me think of Australia or South Africa. Is there any correlation to this or am I over reaching?

cln:

No you’re completely right! Two of my covers so far have been based on South African animals. I think animals/birds are really interesting from a visual perspective. 

IHM:

Your remix of Odesza’s Say My Name is stellar. On soundcloud you’ve captioned it as your entry for their remix competition. Was the prize to be an opener at their show at Oh Hello?

cln:

Thank you! I was one of the finalists in that competition, but opening for them wasn’t really part of the prize. We just reached out to them when we found out they were coming to Brisbane and they asked us to support them. It was such a great show. 

IHM:

In an interview you mentioned you’d love to collaborate with Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz. Are you excited that there’ll be a new album coming soon?

cln:

I
am beyond excited. Gorillaz albums always push musical boundaries so I can’t wait to see what they come up with. 

IHM:

You went on a trip to Africa back in January and seemed excited for a 14 hour flight because you could play

Pokémon

. How active have you been with Pokémon Go and does that amp up your excitement for the tour, the possibility of finding Pokemon that may otherwise be hard to find in Australia?

cln:

I must admit I’m more of a fan of the old school Pokemon games. I was pretty obsessed with my GameBoy Advance when I was younger. I have played

Pokémon Go

a little bit, and I think it’s a really cool concept. I don’t think I will have too much time to play while I’m overseas unfortunately. 

IHM:

If you could describe yourself as a Pokemon which of the original 150 would you be and why?

cln:

Tough question. I think I’m gonna go with Drowzee, since I seem to always be in a state somewhere between awake and asleep. 

IHM:

Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco! 

cln: Facebook / Soundcloud / Twitter

February 16, 2016
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We all know we’re in for a thrilling ride when new 20syl surfaces, but can you handle a 20syl remix of ODESZA? The French producer, famed for both his solo work and his part in turntablist sensation C2C, gives Odesza’s ethereal hit  It’s Only, featuring Zyra, a face melting edit. It fidgets and glitches, jitters and kicks, taking us on a masterful future trap adventure far different from the original. The remix will be a part of the It’s Only single, out February 19th.