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Ambient Indie

The Den – Highway Bloodline: Tranquilly Evocative Indie

Ahead of the release of their debut 2020 album, Canadian Indie newcomers The Den have released their soulfully serene single “Highway Bloodline”.

By mixing elements of Neo-Soul, 80s Pop, and contemporary Indie, The Den has plenty of distinction to offer. But fundamentally, the essence of their sound lies in the tranquilly arrestive experience which will greet you as soon as you hit play.

With vocals somewhere in between what you can expect from Nina Simone and Angel Olsen’s more mellifluous singles, Highway Bloodline can only be described as hypnotic. Yet, overthrowing the ambience of the soundscape is the unbridled emotion which has been projected into Highway Bloodline which will hit you through both the lyrics and the gentle melodious downtempo instrumentals.

You can check out Highway Bloodline for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

Indie Soul Pop artist Font Leroy has released their latest ethereally warming single “BUBBLE”

Up and coming Indie Soul Pop artist Font Leroy has recently released their latest tonally hypnotic, sublimely sensuous single BUBBLE.

Kicking off with smooth popping Indie Blues guitar licks, BUBBLE quickly evolves into an ethereally atmospheric rendition of rhythmic ambient Soul Pop which boasts a palpable amount of mature ingenuity.

If you’re anything like me, sometimes, you’ll feel a little like you’re living in a bubble, shielded from the world and all its varying atrocities and you’ll know just how sweet acknowledging that feeling is. That’s exactly the sticky-sweet vibe Font Leroy offers through this magnetic lullaby of downtempo Pop which carries the perfect pinch of Psychedelia which amps up the power of the trippy transcendent tones.

In short, it’s a flawless track and your blood pressure will probably thank you for having it on your playlists.

You can check out BUBBLE for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Anadi Has Made Their Debut with The Progressively Transfixing Ambient Indie Single “Bloom”

Up and coming Alt Indie artist Anadi made their debut with their first single “Bloom” in July 2019, and with it, they orchestrated a mesmeric soundscape which sits in the same league as Radiohead and Pink Floyd when it comes to arrestive textures and mesmeric tonalities.

Around the fingerpicked guitar notes you’ll hear the intricate electronic breakbeats constantly evolving and building momentum throughout the mix. There’s also plenty of influence from Eastern rhythms fed into Bloom; there really is no overstating how transfixing this single becomes. With an extended duration of 6-minutes, there’s plenty of rooms for seamless aural contortions, yet each and every one of them is totally unpredictable. So, if you’re wondering if it’s worth hitting play on a 6-minute-long track, the answer is irrefutably yes. If any debut track has the potential to give you chills, it’s Bloom.

You can check out Anadi’s debut single Bloom for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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

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