Entries in electronic (12)

Thursday
Apr132017

Njomza: 'Sad For You'

The song 'Sad For You' will catch you by surprise.  A closer listen to the EP of the same title and you'll find an artist that is pretty unpredictable, incredibly talented and who's music feels so real.  We discovered Njomza's voice just recently on the song 'Right Now' with Vindata and Alex Alex, a perfectly timed introduction with the release of 'Sad For You' on April 6th.

Calling the first track on this EP 'Intro' kind of undersells it's greatness.  It establishes quickly that this record is one of the finer points in modern pop music, and it emphasizes versatility.  'Intro' is a relaxed beginning with hazy guitars leading the way for that unforgettable voice.  The bass synth gives it a bit of an ominious feel, and the journey begins.  With ease the record begins on such a confident high note, and yet still it gets better.

The title track is reminiscent of those classic slow jams that can still get to you, but with a dreamy, minimal sound that puts Njomza's stunning voice at centre stage.  The sentiment is a familiar one, 'I'm sad for you, and you're bad for me' is a relatable sentiment, but it's never been captured like this.  'Poison' continues the theme of challenging relationships, and identifying the bad ones.  'Hear Me' treads into the world of indie synth pop, and manages to create a lasting impression within moments.

'Perfect Fit' is where the record starts to get a little weird, and it's absolutely perfect.  The ominous production, and the longing in the lyrics provides a complimentary feel to the previous few songs, and leads the way for 'Baggage' a song that feels like a classic 90's slow jam.  It's way too good to be true. 

'Sad For You' ends with the anthem 'Someone Like Me', a powerful piano driven jam that cannot be stopped.  It's one of the major reasons that this one will be climbing the pop charts and that Njomza is taking over.  She covers a lot of ground, and isn't afraid to create raw, emotional music.  'Sad For You' is perfect.

:( 4 u

 

Get 'Sad For You' here

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Wednesday
Mar152017

Machinedrum 'Human Energy'

 Machinedrum is a brilliant creator. 'Human Energy' is a super fascinating collection of big fat tunes with insane drums, mindblowing bass and synths - and so many new directions you won't know what's what.

It's taken us more than a few months to be willing to write about this record - it's so dynamic and groundbreaking, it really deserved to be absorbed slowly and fully. It reminds us of our favorite art in any medium, in that it blows us away that a human person could have created this. 'Human Energy' couldn't be a more accurate title for a record that explores the distances of electronic music with more soul and originality than most could aspire for.

This album is our soundtrack for 2017 and beyond. It's perfect for work time, travel time, party time. Machinedrum has proven once again that he is making some of the best music out there. Timeless. Beautiful. Human Energy.

'Human Energy' Out Now - 
Ninjashop / Stream / Download: machinedrum.lnk.to/heSo

Follow Machinedrum:
Facebook: found.ee/machinedrum-fb
Twitter: found.ee/machinedrum-tw
Instagram: found.ee/machinedrum-ig
Soundcloud: found.ee/machinedrum-sc
Spotify: found.ee/machinedrum-sp

Thursday
Jun162016

The Invisible 'Patience'

 

 We can all agree that the Ninja Tune seal of approval has always meant a lot when it comes to electronic music. That leaping stealth warrior icon has always been a symbol for innovative, smart, and engaging explorations in sound and rhythm. So naturally, when someone sends us anything associated with the label, we are quick to press play - and in this case to do so again and again.

The record, titled 'Patience' by the talented trio known as The Invisible requires anything but. In fact, it's inviting, uplifting music that would likely not only appeal to you, dear reader, but also you parents, your child's vice principal, the lady who works at that business you frequent, and so on. This record has a universal appeal, simply put. Calling it funk, or soul, or r&b would be missing out on a key element that makes this record so special. It has that feel. That thing that makes you remember why you love music in the first place. Because it will always surprise you.

This is the perfect soundtrack for your next romatic evening, your next dance party, your next yoga retreat, or your next group hang with everyone from your improv squadron. You will all love it - more and more each time in fact, and that, is a promise.

UPDATE! The magnificent Floating Points remix of 'Life's Dancers'

'Patience' Out Now -
Ninjashop / Stream / Download: http://theinvisible.lnk.to/patienceSo

'Patience' released 10th June 2016 via Ninja Tune.

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Twitter: http://found.ee/theinvisible-tw
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Soundcloud: http://found.ee/theinvisible-sc
Spotify: http://found.ee/theinvisible-sp

Monday
Apr042016

Howard 'Please Recycle'

 

 

We pressed play. We were mesmerized. Howard Feibusch and his band, aptly named Howard released an LP last year, that everyone thought was awesome. And here they are again making even more fascinating, intelligent, and hypnotizing instrumental music. A lot has changed, but the more things change, the more they stay the same. And we mean that in the best way possible.

The world has changed a lot, but you can count on Howard to keep working, keep playing, keep recording. And to keep making the good shit that will soundtrack this insane and beautiful planet for you. You can hold them to it.

In fact, this EP is built with the reimagined pieces of last year's Religion LP. They've taken the stems, the bits, the elements, and the feeling behind that album, shattered it all into pieces and rebuilt it - using the whole animal to make something so magical you won't even believe. Enter the 'Please Recycle' ep.

It sounds to us like a band of like minded, eccentric and extra talented people joining forces to create something both sonically fascinating, and focusing on the feel. The element that makes people hear the music with their soul and not just their ears.

It's uptempo, it's layered, it's got a minimal vibe - but after each listen you'll realize how extremely complex these compositions are. We have so much respect for Howard.

This is fucking awesome.

Go to FLOOD Magazine to listen to the whole thing!

Howard online:
www.listentohoward.com
www.facebook.com/listentohoward
www.twitter.com/listen2howard
www.instagram.com/listentohoward
www.soundcloud.com/listentohoward

Tuesday
Mar082016

Alana Yorke 'Dream Magic'

 

What a glorious thing it is, that we started this website, and people send us beautiful works of art like this one.

Alana Yorke, you are amazing.

Everyone else, we emplore you to get a hold of this album, and listen to it repeatedly. It will make sunny days so much brighter, we promise.

These songs seem simple, as they are predominantly composed of Yorke's lovely voice and subtle keys - but after you listen a few times, you'll realize how complex and wonderfully gigantic these compositions are. There are no dull moments, each song is as magnificent or moreso than the one that comes before it. And we can't emphasize enough, Alana Yorke's voice is pure magic. Pure love.

We would really love to see Alana Yorke at every festival this summer, and will definitely keep you updated on her schedule - as this creation and performance is something we should all be enjoying. It will make our lives better.

This is the point when we would tell you about stand out tracks. When honestly, they all are. There are only 7 songs on Dream Magic. There is no filler, nothing but beautifully written and magically performed, great music that we will keep with us forever.

Truly amazing.

Much more here.