Corvad and Traka
Israeli electronic and bass music producer Corvad has teamed up with Serbia/Montenegro-based audio-visual collective Traka to unleash The Calling. An invitation to discover each of our own destinies, the music takes us through a steady thomp over driving dance-inspired breakbeat and bassline. Having worked with Mou5trap and with Soma Records, it’s time for Corvad to bring his sounds to Cosmism with Traka along for all the right reasons. The pairing work well together, drawing on their unique skills to draw parallel lines that encircle the desired effect.
The track begins with an epic horn sound. Like a call-to-arms, we sit up, stand up, and begin to move. A beat is quickly offered on a silver platter, like the head of a freshly slain enemy. Bass begins to curdle like milk underneath in sways of dash and swoop. The drums bash and scatter as various filters and riffs add charm and strangeness to the fills. Sudden outbursts of bass begin to swell like broken rivers spilling over as various plunges of depth-charge and diving apparatus keep the powerful growling under a blanket of drums and synth. A barrage of musical force keeps us afloat in this choppy and splash-heavy butterfly stroke of electronic sorcery.
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A fantastical Lewis Carrol inspired song makes the latest single from Canadian-Scottish alt-pop artist Apricity. She’s inspired by female icons such as Pink!, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Evanescence, and Hillary Duff. Using that colourful and energetic flamboyancy from all sides of the pentagram, Apricity brings an audio-visual spectacle to the forefront with her creative productions. Taken from the latin phrase for basking in the warmth of the sun, Apricity is taking a 90s foundation to the crowds of tomorrow. With a background in entertainment, from appearing on British children’s television to the big stage for musical theatre, the studio simply loves the talent and tenaciousness on offer from this multi-faceted singer.
A smash of rock guitar and drums rips the quiet with a punchy vocal line that makes us pay attention. A nu-punk attitude lends a sense of swagger as the super-group style music pushes onward with pulsations of rock rhythm and distorted chords. Fast-paced tempos slosh together in the glass as the verses shift to the chorus with plenty of breaks and guitar fills in-between. Mysterious lyrics about the dreamscape and living in your little world draw us in among a raw and generous dose of heavy reality.
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Guitarmy Of One
Top Secret Agent Man On A Wire Tapped Phone At Sea
From the early days of 80s punk and spiky hair to atmospheric soundtracks for varied mental states, we find ourselves with spy-themed surf rock. One half of Frenchy and The Punk, no prizes for guessing which half, the singer-songwriter Scott Helland fuses instrumental and cinematic compositions with a keen dose of punk attitude. Since the days of playing bass for the hardcore punk act Deep Wound, which Helland formed with Dinosaur Jr. member Lou Barlow and J. Mascis, the punk has expanded his repertoire with rewarding effect. His latest album is to be released in August with major thanks to a brilliant crowd-funding campaign.
A choppy electric guitar begins with a snare-driven drum beat that snaps with each bar. Shifty melodics and secretive harmonies begin to explore the shady side of seeing the sights. The tunes rise and fall with every few bars, revealing various rock n roll anthems that peek out from behind various curtains. The sense of continuation is found with the steady rhythm offered by the catchy drums and bass section. The electric guitars explore the sense of secret agent style story-telling that makes the music more than just interesting.
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I Am A Rocketship
Do You Feel Good
My Long Wknd
Rising up from the Atlanta music scene, I Am A Rocketship prepare to release their new album, La Cruella. Setting the stage and raising the scaffold for launch day, Do You Feel Good makes the ticket with a glimpse of what is yet to come. Atmosphere and an alternative-pop feel makes sure the duo stands out from within the realms of what is orbit-worthy. Making use of loud guitar riffs alongside electronic rhythms and dancing vocal-lines, the culmination of compositional elements gives way to a unique and edgy catchiness. The single represents the first time the band have enlisted contribution from the outside. With the epic drummer Kellii Scott from Failure, who’s worked with Christina Aguilera, Enemy, Pink, Dr. Dre, and Veruca Salt, the turbo-charged track is an ultimate fuel for their super-sonic journey.
A punchy rock rhythm accompanies a wailing guitar that strides out in a haunting melody. The music simmers down after grabbing our attention and the vocal begins. A seriously pretty voice floats over picked chords with hushed reverb and chorus to bend out the tone. As the story continues the vocal drifts upward in passion as the rock music reveals itself again with thumping clarity. Eerie guitar melody merges with crashing drums as acoustic chords glide through the underneath. The style leans in towards gothic rock such as Mothburner and yet maintains a breezy and easy-going attitude that calls for upbeat sensations.
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Continuing his childhood dream of being a pop musician with a prolific and continuous run of brilliant mixes, SALLZO is enjoying huge success while having the greatest time. A sense of fun and upbeat liveliness frames his sounds that use electronic beats and tunes to raise the energy and invigorate the dance even if you’re sitting at home. There’s a lot more to SALLZO than a genie in a bottle, he’s got a lifetime of experience working with record companies including Polygram Records as the A&R Director. Having been submersed in great sounding and well-made music for much of the time, it’s no wonder he can produce high-achieving recordings such as this.
It begins with a thumping bass rhythm and a distant howling atmospheric synth. Like a cool morning breeze ushering in the last of the night, a ray of sunshine breaks from the horizon as synths begin to strike. A rhythmic melody pushes the track forwards as the vocal section enters. An uplifting tune opens like a flower as harmonies and compositional progression moves along the bars. Dance music backbones reveal a sense of driving techno as the pop music influenced vocal section drifts gracefully along. A catchy and fun piece of dance music, Too Late from SALLZO is welcome what ever time it arrives.
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Have No Fear
Out now on Brutal Resonance and Confusion Inc., Slighter is sitting high on his latest single Have No Fear. The electronic independence that fuels his extraordinary compositions grants as many wishes as he desires with unbounded talent in each cool and creamy scoop. In just under a month from now, Slighter releases his debut full-length record. The album will be called This Futile Engine and I think we can all get behind the feel in those words. Slighter, otherwise known as Colin C., is a home-grown Los Angeles talent with a ripple effect taking hold since his first serious music work in the 2000s. This recent project makes use of a sense of fire and what’s been described as “A creeping sludgy sex appeal” by Sounds and Shadows, thus Have No Fear is exactly what we need to hear.
The track opens with a down-deep chewy bassline and sinister slow-moving drums. A strange mix of sounds begin to pour from the tipping cup as vocals enter on ice-skates made of digital effects. Pulsations of synthesiser amplify through a swerving melody that spins on a turntable of black velvet. Vocal sections bring a sense of space to the thrust of digital rhythm and heavy body-grabbing bass. Meandering notes decorate the quick steps of tone that encapsule each push of the percussion section. A darkwave and industrial atmosphere merges with artistic flare to produce what makes a great entry for the new album.
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