Posts tagged audio.
For me, one of the most exciting artists to emerge this year is Taquwami. When I first heard “vvi+h You” I decided I was going to closely watch this Japanese artist’s every move, and I am glad I did, because “Sɦell∞” and “Ƒắη†Δ§ỷ” have become some of my favorite tracks of 2012 so far.
Today, Taquwami released his new EP titled Blurrywonder on new label Void Youth.This might not be the same for everyone, but while listening to it on my way home from work, it occurred to me that this is exactly what I believe being in love sounds like. You can hear the excitement and childlike naivety, the complete happiness and subsurface melancholy. If not a single one of these songs makes you smile, then I don’t know what is wrong with you.
I could have posted any of the five tracks on the EP, because they are all very good, each bringing a different energy and atmosphere. For this post I chose opening track “Romantic Gaze”, which has been floating around for about two weeks already, so you might have heard it before. If you want to hear Blurrywonder in its entirety, Void Youth’s bandcamp is the place to go. Don’t miss out!
Although this track was released in November last year, it found its way to my dropbox only yesterday. There is so much going on in “Stoopid” by From the Kites of San Quentin that I don’t really know where to start. The intro is kind of weird and, like a lot of intros seem to do lately, it made me frown. But again, after the vocals made their way into the track, everything just fell into place.
The distorted vocals and overall quirkiness remind me of Plaitum, although their music is a bit darker and more pop oriented. Other than that, there’s also chiptune elements throughout the song and, um, wobble bass. Obviously.
The last couple of days I have been getting a lot of submissions, and actual good ones at that, so thank you! One of the first ones I got was this track called “Girl” by Canadian artist Subsist. It starts out really fragile until the guitar appears at the 2 minute mark. To be honest, I was kind of scared when I first heard that guitar, because a lot of times it ruins electronic tracks for me. Obviously I was relieved when I found that it actually makes perfect sense here and it gets better with every listen.
“Girl” is the title track to a 3-track EP that was released three months ago and is free to download via Subsist’s soundcloud. As a bonus I have added opening track “Deep Sleep”, sampling Warpaint, here as well. It’s dark and distorted, which means it’s right up my alley.
“Blockbuster Youth” by Koda has been on repeat here for about a week now. This future RnB jam is so soft and smooth it melts my brain. Perfect for summer afternoons. Get it for free on soundcloud.
Starting off again with “Grief and Sleep” by Ghosts, who released a new EP a couple of weeks ago via Bad Panda Records called Judge. I have been keeping track of Ghosts since I stumbled across their Night EP and I’m glad I did because this new EP is really good. The Dublin duo has managed to create a perfect mix of dance music, darkness and emotion. Get the EP here.