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.
Collaborating to impressive results with producer Joe Crotty, KatMariexx showcases a smooth and sultry leading voice on this melodically satisfying new dance-pop offering.
While the instrumental set-up feels reminiscent of the likes of Portishead or The xx, the vocal line adds a level of volume and intensity. It’s a powerful performance, one that takes the song from quietly compelling to incredibly emotive and decidedly uplifting.
“I am challenging the listener to create their own perspective on what the songs really mean and look beyond the face value of the lyrics.”
“No matter how badly life is running upon you, keep on loving… Love with no boundaries, that’s really the matter.”
Introducing softly seductive, near-whispered vocals, Half Of Me leads with unwavering realness – Gregg James’ personal truth connects for its intimate presentation and a fine balance between detail and poetry.
There’s intrigue and power in choosing to step through the chaos and to, quite simply, be exactly who you really are. Posner highlights this well both lyrically and in terms of the rising strength and appeal of the music.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Lil Peep, along with a more classically trip-hop-influenced aura, Dutch’s latest album is one that effectively fuses skills from his acoustic past with a deeply thoughtful and contemporary writing style – ultimately offering a strong remedy for the chaos and noise of the modern world.
Experimental music is often the most fascinating to listen to – particularly when its done with such clear musical awareness and understanding. This album is eclectic enough to hold your interest, but it’s also increasingly emotional and a pleasure to connect with and escape amidst for an hour or so.
Never one to stray away from depth, the artist has made sure to craft this project in a manner that allows intense subjects to be lightly presented – they connect in subtle ways, rather than overwhelming the listener.
Fresh from the upcoming EP City Of Lights, expected this July, Umair Ali’s Doldrums makes for a delicately breath-taking audio journey that slowly but surely envelops the listener in deeply human thoughts and feelings.
The sweetness of the soundscape is matched by the character and flair of the leading voice; familiarity and freshness intertwine, and meanwhile genre labels are thrown aside as the sheer pleasure of well-crafted, intentional music fills the room.