Astroblue Express is a new indie band that fuses electronic music with experimental R&B and soprano vocals, dream pop, trip-hop, orchestral and soundtrack music. “Quarter to Somewhere” is their debut album. I consider this one of the best albums that I have come across in its genre, though I haven’t
Even while everything I know about my musical taste should violently reject the cheese-camp synth pop and adorable mainstream swoon songs of the 80’s, I’ve enjoyed that music ever since I was first tricked into listening to the smooth, velvety crooning of the Brit pop chart invasion during that period.
There’s a collective word for this subgenre of music- shoegazer. Reportedly, the name came about because many of the bands had such little stage presence that they didn’t do much beyond playing their instruments and staring at their feet. For Animate I that name feels wrong, at least for this
Capturing many varied ears within its breezy, hazy musical web, guitars wash in and out like waves, drums, bass and keyboards creep slowly along, as Pablo intones the beautifully insightful lyrics over the wondrously droning sea of sound. “Around Forever”, the latest album by equape possesses a moving, understated emotional
Kasket Club is a Norwegian electro pop duo, consisting of Tobias Gautier Teigen on vocals, keys, guitar and production, and Mattis Syvertsen on percussion. After releasing their first, self- entitled EP during the summer of 2012, Kasket Club quickly gained recognition in the blogosphere resulting in top rankings on Hypemachine’s
In the early 1990s many groups created a cult following, sending out mellifluous dreamy dazed-out, blissed-out music, song after song albums that spawned a new genre. What makes Daniel Angelus (also one half of music act SURRENDER HEARTS) many fathoms better than those mood music artists is that “Dream Pop”