Ann Arbor collective GRL MTN have dropped ‘AAURAL II’, a new compilation featuring collaborators such as Chrome Sparks and Lou Breed. ‘oooweeooo’ by fthrsn was recorded especially for ‘AAURAL II’, and is a strange and slightly oddball collection of noises that somehow work together. Hazed-out vocals add to the weirdness of ‘oooweeooo’, and give it a slightly chill vibe. Definitely one of the most exciting collectives out there, you can stream and download ‘AAURAL II’ here.
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Underground experimentalist Yosi Horikawa recently dropped ‘Wandering’, a four track EP of eclectic and innovative sounds. Stand-out track ‘Bubbles’ is a chilled collection of subtle recordings which have been layered and looped to create a gentle and relaxing piece of intelligent and intriguing easy listening. One to watch out for, you can purchase ‘Wandering’ at Horikawa’s Bandcamp page.
I’m almost positive that this song is the soundtrack to every single one of my dreams… It consists of elegant echoing vocals, along with perfectly upbeat tempos from multiple instruments and synths. The build up right at the last minute will pull you in, and keep you feeling good long after the song is over. Jonathan Boulet is an extraordinary musician; he writes music, plays a massive number of instruments, and produces as well. The guy simply understands music, and this song is a perfect example. Give it a listen and just try not hitting repeat.
Coming directly thanks to Adult Swim’s Singles Program (who have featured contributions from bands we’ve covered like Hives, Wye Oak) is the latest of experimental multi-genre music producer Flying Lotus. Beyond for his work producing bumper music on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block, the eclectic Cali producer has been able to captivate the music world with new organic sounds ever since his first album 1983, debuted in 2006. Joining him for a hypnotizing jazzy new track are Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt and Captain Murphy. “Between Friends” is a clash between deeply low verses with a soft and static retro background of soft melodies.
The UK-based producer Aaron Jerome, aka SBTRKT, is truly in a league of his own. His debut, self-titled album spanned too many genres to count deconstructing sounds of dubstep, drum & bass and EDM in general to create an incredible glimpse into the future of music. On Gloss, the innovative artist builds a kind of peaceful noisiness embodying the progressiveness of his sound. The track was released with no info, but is hopefully a sign of a project in the works. A much needed musical boost to kick off the week…
“Important” by Way Yes is the type of track that can refresh you in the summer heat. Whether you are at the beach, driving with the windows down, or just relaxing outside this track is the epitome of summer. Complete with echoing vocals asking a simple question, “What is so important?” the tune gradually builds into a vibrant and upbeat song. Way Yes is an intriguing trio out of Columbus, with a distinct sound and happy melodies. Their most recent album Walkability can be picked up off of Lefes Records, featuring this lovable song.
Eaves is a 17 year old producer out of Los Angeles, California creating beautifully original art. He has managed to turn experimental electronic music into an international, serene landscape, allowing the listener to drift along. His debut EP Hiking Trails experiments with the different sounds of nature, people, and the electronic genre itself. The meshing together of what might normally be tossed aside as everyday noise with a deliberate musical direction truly shows the broad range of music today. The entire EP, as well as another gorgeous creation “Meadows” are free for download on his Soundcloud page. Sit back, take a break, and simply enjoy the songs.