A wide-reaching EP with some glorious high points and a journey that goes sonically all over the shop. Each piece feels like it has a narrative to exploit and each does this with great elan. Fine, refined work.
To break this down to its underlying sentiments, the song for the most part addresses personal difficulty – struggle, regret, looking back. And yet, in line with that you get a surprisingly uplifting & hopeful arrangement, and by the end the song offers a similar level of possibility; ‘Regret can’t be something you take with you everyday’.
Following the release of her conceptual electronic rock project Nefertiti XXI, we caught an interview with artist and songwriter Inanna to find out more about the music and her hopes for the future. Here’s how it went. * * * Hi Inanna – thanks for the interview. Congrats on the debut release. In your own words, … Continued
Exploring themes of obsession and jealousy (and over far too quick, in my opinion), Mine feels modern and personal and would grace any angsty playlist going. The beautifully-recorded vocals and intricate backing track do a fabulous job of exploring how overwhelming obsession can feel. Love it. It’s a gloopy delight, with a magic vocal.
A hypnotic, pulsing, rolling piano motif welcomes in the listener and then the rubber hits the road and we’re off! It’s a clever, classy and contemporary sound, with pristinely-captured vocals (as precise as you like) treated lovingly with compression, reverb and delay.
These days, it’s incredibly refreshing to hear a different kind of arrangement in the single format. And like a clockwork ballerina winding down to a stop, Malicious Monotony proves it is anything but. Well, it may be malicious, but it’s chock-full of imagination and interesting and brave choices.
Italian electronic outfit Land have released an EP of originals that impressively introduces their unique fusion of past and present approaches to electronic music and songwriting.
The gradual instrumental build-up supports yet another of Sid’s simple yet stunning melody lines, the whole thing designed to slowly but surely envelop and engage you, creating a series of moments that increasingly lift you up and remind you to be thankful for every day you get to spend with those you treasure.
Inanna brings back a decidedly retro electro-pop sound with this latest and debut single. Initially channeling elements of Bjork and Madonna alike, Nefertiti XXI soon goes on to become something of its own entirely.
Thamatic have crafted this one with careful attention to detail, and this shows on multiple levels throughout the release. Retro elements fuse with those that feel decidedly fresh and uplifting to offer a memorable and quite striking audio journey.
Ariza’s Keep On offers music fans a four minute-plus journey through personal reflection and a gentle indie-pop soundscape that’s a pleasure to escape within.
The story relates to one of the world’s most well-known pop artists, so the name and the details within are likely to appeal to a fair few listeners – the strong melody draws you over, the story-line holds you captive once you’re there.