Swedish producer Gidge takes his time unraveling the eight-minute masterpiece, weaving together electronic soundscapes with live instrumentation in a way that seems effortless. That blaring horn that introduces the track acts as a sort of anchor throughout, as we’re taken from one serene moment to another, building ultimately to a triumphant climax that takes two full minutes to billow out. You can pre-order his upcoming album Autumn Bells from Atomnation and get the download of “Norrland” when you do.
The video for Suno Deko‘s single “Thrown Color” takes the title theme quite literally. David Courtright faces the camera wearing all white, secures his safety goggles and proceeds to actually throw color. The result is a beautiful rainbow of bright colors spattering his entire body, and the sheet behind him—until he tears it down and traipses around in the woods. The visuals, directed by Jonathan Bouknight, are a perfect counterpart to the track’s complex orchestra of sound.
Suno Deko’s latest EP Thrown Color is available now via Stratosfear Records.
Maryland artist ALÉS just dropped a new single, and we’re happy to give you the first opportunity to hear it. It’s a lush dreamscape full of funky basslines, wobbling synths and Alex Song’s perfectly soothing vocals on top. This one should make its way nicely into your end of summer mixtapes.
Celia Hollander makes music under the moniker $3.33 and released her first album in February of last year, and it was undoubtedly one of the more interesting pieces to make its way into our ears. Just a few weeks ago, she released a four-track EP of whimsical and entrancing piano music. The album is called DRAFT, and you can listen to the the first track “+” below. There’s beauty here that’s just waiting to be discovered.
DRAFT is available via Bandcamp.
Chrome Sparks released a one-off single last week called “Losing U.” It’s emotional and vibey as hell. Sampling from the Temptations‘ track by the same title, he weaves the old lyrics into a simple yet powerful orchestra of synth and percussion. Stream the track below, and download it over at his SoundCloud.
Check out Chrome Sparks’ tour schedule here.
On the heels of her second full-length release, Adelyn Rose recorded “Perhaps” in the springtime. And it sounds like springtime, uplifting and lilting as the earth comes back to life after a cold winter. Anything is possible in those few moments of changing seasons. She possesses the exact amount of gentle control that can command your ears. With such a simple and stripped down sound, you can’t help but be completely wooed.
Download “Perhaps” here.
Erik Luebs, a.k.a. Magical Mistakes, continues to impress with each new piece of music he releases. His latest EP Decompose / Reassemble, was mastered by Matthew David, and is out now on King Deluxe. The album is visceral and explores ideas of construction and destruction, decomposition and reassembling, just as the title implies. The video for “Hollow Bodies” was directed by Markus Hofko, who has directed for Flying Lotus previously, and features a man, seemingly stuck to the wall, outside a convenience store performing for unassuming passersby.
Decompose / Reassemble is available now via King Deluxe.
Atlanta artist David Courtright is gracing us with the first listen of the titular A-side from his upcoming EP, Thrown Color. The name Suno Deko is derived from the Hindi words for “listen” and “look,” taken from his time spent in New Delhi. It seems clear to me that David uses those two words as a North Star as he carefully crafts each song. He follows it until each star preceding it is precisely aligned, and you hear every layer of “Thrown Color” come together to make an unlikely and beautiful orchestra. An orchestra which nearly creeps into the physical realm, giving you something not just to listen to, but to touch, smell, or even see.
The Canadian minstrel of all things sensual, smooth, and seductive, Renny Wilson has returned after his debut album Sugarglider. His follow-up is nothing if not a departure from the aforementioned adjectives, and takes a page out of his past as he returns to a more rowdy inclination. His latest album is called Punk Explosion and it is just that. Renny gives credit to his previous band Subatomics for beginning what has become quite an illustrious musical career. Over the past eight years, he’s been recording this album and has declared it his “own personal Chinese Democracy.”
Grab the self-released Punk Explosion here.