The way that the beat unsteadily lurches in and out, the cascading vocals, all of it. A mood is created that transports listeners to some darkly sensual plane that they find themselves never wanting to leave.
Dan Croll has been my obsession for some time now.
He makes songs that are quirky and inviting.
Croll hoaned his sonic skills at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, which was founded by Sir Paul McCartney. Croll’s natural knack even earned him a one on one session with the Beatles legend.
My Australian roommate showed me this wonderful artist and I cannot thank her enough.
Australian native, Harley Streten, or Flume, is an electronic artist and dj that uses sound to create breezy escapes for the mind.
Thanks to an ever-growing fan base, and a record deal with the company Future Classic, Flume has been touring Australia, and has even begun embarking on international gigs, like playing at SXSW in the United States.
I don’t feel like it’s a singer singing about how he feels or a musician arranging some notes to create an ambiance. Antony & the Johnsons somehow managed to record their actual feelings in raw audio form and gave it to us as a gift.
Paul’s music is layered and dense. It is seriously sensuous and provides a lush soundscape to get lost in.
In April of 2012, there was a pretty big ruckus about his debut album being leaked on bandcamp. His record label, XL Records, released a statement that basically said it was fake and not his real album. However, there’s evidence, like the fact that the bandcamp was linked to his personal email, that suggests Paul himself was behind the leak.
This song speaks on the anxiety-inducing topic of fleeting youth.
At first, I thought it was suggesting that you should be mindful not to do anything that would waste time. However, I circled to the conclusion that that’s what your youth is meant for, making mistakes until you find what’s right.
Give this band a listen, and decide for yourself. They’re great, and this video is cinematically captivating.
So I’ve already posted some of Jez’s stuff before, but I truly cannot help myself.
Dior just released his debut album Scarlett Sage. The disc is comprised of 10 new tracks where Dior uses samples from artists like Daughter, Lana Del Rey, even Eiffel 65 to help create his dreamy cavernous sound.
You can download the entire album for free on his soundcloud, do it.