Posts Tagged ‘Vallis Alps’

December 1, 2017
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It’s been impossible to extricate our hearts from Vallis Alps since the Australian duo quickly became an indie favorite among tastemakers a few years ago with the release of their debut self titled EP. The pair went on to dazzle me with their live sets, and we can’t wait to see them again now that they have fresh new music to perform. Vallis Alps shared their new single So Settled earlier today, showcasing a light and airy, tropical and breezy new iteration to their lithesome burbling electro pop. Whimsical strings and bright chimes give the coruscant song a fantastically enchanting aura. Though it’s only been out for a few hours, So Settled has already topped Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. The brightly euphoric, weightless fluttering aria exhibits Tosif’s effortless vocals and Ansari’s vibrantly confident production. You can grab the gorgeous new single from iTunes, here.

September 6, 2017
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It’s hard to believe that two years have flown by in the blink of an eye after Vallis Alps suddenly appeared in the indie scene with a full EP as their debut and captured my heart with their electronic pop. I’ve since caught the Australian duo a handful of times across the country (kind of), both here in California and out in Texas. And they’ve also become one of those undeniable darlings of the scene, with many a tastemaker and music head counting them as a favorite. Ahead of their return to the Bay on Thursday at Mezzanine comes Oceans, a purely magical, ethereal quivering beauty. It’s gossamer sweet and bubbly soothing, with equal parts organic and electronic brushstrokes. Parissa Tosif and David Ansari of Vallis Alps say of the track, “Oceans was born from a conversation we had about Tahirih, a 19th century woman who fought and died for the emancipation of women in Iran. It led us to think about the daily sacrifices that women make in the fight for equality and we wanted to write a song about carrying that weight and thriving in spite of it. As Oceans formed, it became both a celebration and an expression of admiration for those figures in our lives and in history that are examples of this.” If Oceans were truly a stretch of deep voluminous water, its surface must be shimmering under a magnificent moon and shimmering under the brightest of stars. My heart sails its halcyon sparkling waves, ready to be lost at sea for all eternity. Find out more about Vallis Alps’ US and Europe tours, here.

May 1, 2017
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Vallis Alps’ Young is still my all time favorite song from the Sydney based electronic pop duo. I’ll never forget falling hard for the enchanting song, one of several debuts Vallis Alps dropped all at once over two years ago. Nor will I forget how much I’ve enjoyed hearing the song live the handful of times I’ve been fortunate enough to see the pair live, whether at home in San Francisco or in Austin at SXSW. Beirut’s Imad, who previously floored us with a fine deep house and Brazilian bass re-invention of Foster The People hit Pumped Up Kicks, returns with his interpretation of Young. This is indeed a youthful Young, one with a crisp, polished beat and much elastic skipping verve. Imad serves up some tropical flavored deep house on his elegant rendering, a free download, here. Re-visit his remix of Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks below. 

March 31, 2017

Come tomorrow, Vallis Alps will be unleashing their sophomore EP into the world. The Sydney via Canberra/Seattle electronic duo have been a favorite of ours for over two years, and we’re more than excited over the EP. Since last week, we’ve been firmly anchored and addicted to East’s emotionally arched electronica & pop, and now we get to listen to another taste from Fable. Serity is very different from East. Instead of gripping us with dark atmospheric electronica, Vallis Alps swoons us with silky smooth electro pop. Serity is airy light and weightless billowing, a breathtaking gem that leaves our hearts aflutter for Fable. Vallis Alps will be returning to tour the US in May, ticket info and tour schedule can be found, here.

March 22, 2017

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New Vallis Alps is endless cause for celebration. After all, the duo from Sydney have held our hearts hostage since suddenly emerging with an exceptional debut EP over two years past. I had to miss them when they played The Independent earlier this month with Matt Maeson, but my crestfallen spirits are lifted by their dusky seductive, celestial aching electronic pop on East. The song sees them venturing even deeper into electronica territory, namely the emotionally arched chill step end of that spectrum, ground which they share with projects like ECHOS and Vindata. East, out now, is a taste of a new EP named Fable due to arrive March 31st. The single can also be streamed off Soundcloud below.

November 18, 2016
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If you’re as much of a fan of Vallis Alps as I am, then you’ve probably been wondering what the Australian duo have been up to, too. It’s been over a year now since Vallis Alps’ exceptional self titled EP, and we’ve been ravenous for new material. The quench our thirst and satisfy our hunger to the utmost with Fading, a light twirling, airy shimmering cut that sees them straying from some of the more darker aching lullabies of past. Vallis Alps bares their more diaphanous delicate side on this gentle new celestial jewel. “This is paradise” they sing on the future beats imbued treat. Indeed, we seem to have encountered an Eden, hovering weightlessly in the atmosphere, with wispy enchanting vocals swooping alongside it. Fading arrives as the first taste from a newly announced sophomore EP named Fable, due out in 2017. 

September 1, 2016
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August 31, 2016
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To all the Troye Sivan fans, and I know you’re out there: I’m about to set your heart aflutter with this next one. Australian duo Vallis Alps, the project responsible for one of my favorite songs of 2015 (Young), has remixed Troye’s hit single Ease. They give the song a smooth melting, ethereal serene future makeover that glides and subtly shifts with, well…. flawless “ease”. Vallis Alp’s official remix is a breathtaking ebb and flow of gentle beats and shimmery synths. This one’s more than sigh worthy.

May 12, 2016
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I’m infinitely fond of Vallis Alps’ Young, and I consider myself very fortunate to have caught the exquisite song live these past months, both in San Francisco at Popscene and in Austin for SXSW. The Australian duo’s dulcet electronic pop gets a dusky mesmerizing dance makeover by Parisian producer Zimmer, who takes full advantage of the original’s elegant grace on his dreamy rippling deep house remix. The Balearic chill house of the edit even evokes Jamie xx but in a much more ambient misty fashion. This one’s perfect for drifting away.

February 10, 2016
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March 11th is going to be a very fine day. Not only will Crywolf be making his San Francisco live show debut at Popscene, but Australian duo Vallis Alps will be bewitching me with their minimalist electronic pop music as well. In anticipation of the magnificent night, and because this is one killer remix, let’s get lost together in Feki’s remix of Vallis Alps’ Young. The producer, also from Australia, gives Young a sparkling atmospheric and grandly haunting future bass treatment. He’s created a shifting, rippling experience whose gossamer texture reminds me of a candle flame, softly flickering in a dark room, generating ever changing shapeless shadows all around. Feki’s remix is a breathtaking and cinematic experience, deeply ruminative, yet so tranquil and soothing. Download the track for free, here.