Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Audioglider - Accidental Beauty

Exposing more classic roots from the Downtempo scene is Audioglider's debut album, the aptly named Accidental Beauty. The project stumbles while grounded to an organic light, keeping it down to earth as it explores your surroundings.

Today's feature track is a personal favorite as well as the album's ending. It features swift progressions and a glowing composition that could ease you into the idea of having your own personal soundtrack. If you don't mind length; you should already be listening.



Cortexaphan starts with a slow, embracing entrance. It works its way up, becoming warmer and more elaborate with every passing second, and then it releases. There's no fixed point as to where it becomes majestic, it just happens. It brings you in and floats you through it.

The rest of the album offers those same composition-based happy-gaps where you can just float off with the song and feel content. Where it lacks a little more is fluidity and comfort. There's a lot of long tracks, and a lot of those long tracks don't really need to be.

http://www.d4am.net/2014/04/audioglider-accidental-beauty.html
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If only it were a soundtrack there would be nothing wrong with this. It's a beautifully composed, excessively long display of elaborate talent within a box of pushed boundaries. It's just not best for those with short attention spans; in the long run it's just shy of Shoegaze perfection.

I'd definitely recommend the stream if you have time to burn. If you're looking for more of Audioglider's work you should check out his Soundcloud. If you want to support and keep up with whatever comes next, have his FacebookTwitter and Myspace.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Glasser - Interiors

Almost by accident I stumbled onto Glasser and her blend of honeyed vocals over future-production. Expertly composed bass lines and an understanding for where Electronica is moving towards helps her form Interiors, her latest effort.

The first track and the lead single, Shape, is the go-to track for a firm idea of her goal. It's also probably one of the better balanced songs on the album, turning upbeat Synth Pop into a smooth Downtempo production that will open your ears for the album to come.



The perceptive Electronica enthusiast will have their ears perk up with those first few seconds of double edged potential. It'll take about a minute to release the culmination of sounds into one blissful package, and only a few seconds more to hear her vocal range and swiftness.

There's some really well crafted details in there too, cloaking monotony with spirals of detail that end only when the song does. The album doesn't quite fit that mold, but only because it's too busy diversifying. There's never a true dull moment.

www.d4am.net/2014/04/glasser-interiors.html
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Within its chill vibes, Interiors can be a little erratic. It all fits as a general sound, but the instability might be a bit of a turn off. By the end of the listen it kinda sounds like Glasser's trying ideas that should work that often don't. The album still holds up; despite a track or two out of place.

If you find the stream, enjoy it. And if you just like Shape a lot, there's a remix EP waiting for you. Find it here, and give Deetron's Remix a warm-up listen. Then go back to the full album and wash it down.

Monday, April 21, 2014

DAVIDS - 0613EP

I know very little about Canadian Synth Pop project DAVIDS. Aside from what can be heard, the only thing that's certain is that it's not Davids and it's certainly not David's. With such limited background, there's not much else to do but to give it all an unbiased listen. I like the idea, myself.

If you're digging the vague binge, stop reading and enjoy the music video below. If you're a rebel, know you're listening to one of the many styles heard on the album. Don't be too stingy about your tastes right now, you might miss out.


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There is a well positioned turning point at 2:21 that makes the whole Pop surface worth it to me. It's that brief moment of refreshing '80s air that gives the track balance. It's the spark of yin in its yang. Everything else is just decent production and silky vocals.

A little more mainstream than I usually get into, but the rest of the EP makes up for it. Influences from the same era, from the same electronically raw backgrounds. The Rock and Roll mentality passively expressing itself somewhere in the background.

www.d4am.net/2014/04/davids-0613ep.html
Stream/Download @ Bandcamp
0613EP creates one of the few occasions where I can listen and tolerate something that I'm negatively biased about. I can not say I'm in love with the concoction, but I can definitely say it's a damn fine display of talent. The very least you could do is give each song a few seconds of your time. It won't take two minutes.

If you need any motivation, the EP is a name-your-price download. It's an encouraged free download, so don't bother feeling guilty. Add it to your collection; let its diversity sink in. When you're feeling thankful, check the Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud.

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