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Searching for Luke – Paradise: Rhythmically Soulful Ambient Indie

Paradise is the standout single from Searching for Luke’s latest studio album Tahonga Bar. If you were looking for a track which fits nice and squarely into a box, you’re going to be sorely disappointed with the genre-mash, essence-fuelled offering of rhythmically soulful ambience.

The prelude to Paradise almost fools you into believing you’re going to be treated to a standard offering of Shoegaze Indie, yet, that’s where reverberant Soul Pop vocals hit you, thus creating one of the most prodigally inspired soundscapes I’ve heard this year.

Hearing reverb-soaked instrumentals under the Urban groove of Searching for Luke’s style isn’t something that you will want to miss out on. The lyrics are tentatively poised and placed throughout the track to allow you to become gripped in the transcendentally captivating narrative.

You can check out Searching for Luke yourselves by heading over to Spotify now, if you’re as taken with the track as I am you’ll want to instantly devour the rest of the nine tracks on the album where the up and coming artist offers an array of sultrily styled diversity.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Why Another – The Air: Progressively Ambient Indie

The Air is the latest single by Why Another; a collective of musicians hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, their intricately complex soundscapes didn’t fail to capture our attention and leave us insatiable for their sound after we were treated to the transiently evocative new single. A lot of artists may think they’re prodigal or pioneering, yet, finding a band with reminiscence to Why Another would be like finding a needle in a haystack.

If you like your Indie tracks to carry a haunting progressive ambience, you’ll absolutely be in heaven the Air, the extended track treats you to over seven minutes of concordant instrumental and vocal synergy with an almost Post-Punk resonance bleeding through the track.

Whilst it could be said that some aspects of the Air are comparable to bands such as Radiohead the way they weave neo-classical components into the composition so seamlessly is beyond anything I’ve ever heard. The classical strings truly kick in at the mid-way point of the track and wouldn’t be out of place in a film Noir soundtrack, yet it’s not long before they’re back in with the reverb soaked guitar-driven melodies. And all of that is without even mentioning the vocals which are soaring, weightless and paradoxically grounding.

You can check out Why Another’s single The Air which was released July 1st on YouTube now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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