I’m absolutely stumped trying to figure out a way to describe Leo Wood’s stunning sound in her debut single My Luck. Sure, it mixes DnB with Pop, Soul, Blues and Acoustic Folk, but hearing that fusion for the first time from such a strong female voice is an experience of pure aural alchemy that you definitely will want to check out for yourself. The funk of the bass contrasts against the more synthy elements of DnB, which creates a rich, perplexing sound that you can’t help slipping into. If you mixed Scroobius Pip with The Sugababes you might get somewhere close to the idea of Leo Wood’s unfathomably stunning sound.
Leo Wood is a Bristol, UK based songwriter and vocalist that uses her sound to test the boundaries of the acoustic and electronic partnership. There was clearly no rulebook in sight when Leo Wood set out to make her debut track My Luck instead, she took her own inspirations, classical training and penchant for Blues and Soul to create a truly pioneering sound.
You can check out the stunning official video to My Luck on YouTube using the link below:
The Zero Won are a band from Athens with a very distinctive sound, bridging a link between indie pop and disco through hypnotic sonorities and mesmerising vocals. With a strong electronic influence in their sound, these guys have something fresh to offer and upon first listening to their new track “Lights,” one of the primary things which is noticeable is the image evoking quality in the music. All the elements are blended so well within the texture that the sound created has the ability to take you on a visual journey just by listening to it. In fact, I personally can’t wait for a music video to accompany the song.
Apart from the mesmerising and hypnotic quality expressed in the music, “Lights” also features a variety of sounds ranging from delicate guitar countermelodies, big synth sounds, pointillistic percussions and a strong melodic line in the vocal part. This, in fact, results in a memorable expressive chorus which drives the music constantly forward. As the song reaches the end, momentum is built up towards a final climax which is literally an explosion of sound featuring all the interesting elements of instrumentation chosen and combining everything together through a great mix. Listening to this song is just a hypnotic experience from start to finish.
Escapism are back with their brand-new album ‘Happy Healthy Safe Smart’. From the moment I hit play on the title track, it was obvious, that a pioneering album was about to unfold. And oh, how right I was.
Escapism is the project of solo artist Evan Montoya; based in Colorado, he uses his talent to weave technical blends, vivid imagery, and evocative sound into his music. His music allows you to share with him his deep exploration into thought.
Transcending ambience flows unequivocally through the entire feature with breakdowns that will leave you trying to catch your breath. The music flows with a hypnotic lull that’s truly immersive.
The complex cacophony of beats that unfold throughout the tracks are clearly an insight to the talent of one of the greatest electronic music producers this side of the 90’s.
The whole emphasis of the tracks on this ground-breaking album have a poignant emphasis on the tone and atmosphere of the music which creates a truly subversive structure.
There’s no predictability in the duration of the album, the breakdowns and pick-ups flow with perfective polishing. I have no doubt in my mind that this release will make Escapism a band that everyone’s talking about.
As Brian Eno said back in ’78, ambient electronic music is designed to be ignorable as it is interesting. Which is exactly the essence of ambience which Escapism have captured in their music, through the flowing throbbing rhythms that hit that sweet sensory spot and have you headed for minimalistic ecstasy.