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Nathan Maurice – Seven Elephants: Cinematically Tranquil Electronica

Fans of Nils Frahm, Phillip Glass, and Steve Reich may want to prick up their ears for the latest ambient offering of Neo-Classical electronica from up and coming composer Nathan Maurice.

Seven Elephants was released on April 8th, 2019 and perfectly fuses Classical melodies with contemporary electronic effect to create a cinematically tranquil soundscape. In the instrumental track the tonality is kept light, ensuring that the ethereal waves of resonance never fail to keep you well and truly immersed in the depth of the multi-layered mix. The progressive nature of the single allows the momentum to gradually build as the tempo of the piano quickens around the constant trickles and transgressions of the synthy electronica. There’s definitely no danger of tuning out when you hit play on Seven Elephants, instead, the celestial energy behind the single will stick around for quite some time after the track has faded out.

You can check out Nathan Maurice’s single Seven Elephants along with their earlier releases for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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LA Electronica Artist PHVNTVCY Drops his Debut Single “There for You”

“There for You” is the debut drop from up and coming electronica artist PHVNTVCY (that’s pronounced Fantasy). Since the release of There for You the artist has had a string of successful singles, yet, their debut still serves as the perfect introduction to their unique brand of electro R&B Pop.

With There for you, you get the smooth and harmonious elements of R&B, the polished production which gives the Pop aspect along with plenty of pioneering digital effects making up the beat and serving up plenty of Electronica euphoria. While There for You served as the perfect testament to the fact that PHVNTVCY clearly doesn’t have trouble cooking up a solidly constructed track which carries emotivity, melody and rhythm, the amount of repetition within the lyrics slightly detracted away from the resonance of the single. I’d love to hear some more lyrical depth which doesn’t depend on so heavily on repetition.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Cielo Pordomingo – Azul Delirio: Rhythmically Eccentric, Soulfully Mesmerising Ambient Electronica

“Azul Delirio” is the latest single from established Argentinian born, Mexico based artist Cielo Pordomingo. The single serves as the perfect introduction to her soulful, eccentric, stylised sound, to which you’ve probably never heard the like of before. Azul Delirio has the capacity to mesmerise you into adoration of this truly exceptional recording artist.

While my lazy uni-lingual brain may not have been able to decipher the lyrics, plenty of resonance stemmed from the conceptual fusing of electronic elements with woody, organic acoustic instrumental arrangements. There’s a primal sense of urgency and command behind the single which is nothing short of hypnotic. It is easy to see how Cielo Pordomingo has become an international touring artist who makes Bjork’s style sound positively archetypal.

You can check out Cielo Pordomingo’s latest single Azul Delirio for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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vanta/BLVCK – orange: Effervescently Euphoric Electronica

Electronica has never been the most accessible of genres, with the vast amounts of indistinguishable digital arrangements it can be a minefield of aural monotony. Then there are artists such as vanta/BLVCK with his latest 2019 instrumental mix ‘orange’. The Bay Area artist perceptibly approaches their sound with creative expression, deft melodic command, and little regard to the resulting soundscape.

With orange, you’re fed transcendental rhythms which weave and subtly transgress throughout the mix which practically drips with effervescent euphoria. The ambience of the single is interrupted by the deep throbs of the bass kicks which sit in an otherwise lucid arrangement. So, if you’re looking for a cathartic offering of feel good summer vibes, look no further than the latest expressively charismatic single from vanta/BLVCK.

You can check out vanta/BLVCK’s latest drop for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Methyl Lily – Unmixed with Gray: Transcendentally Compelling Ambient Electronica

“Unmixed with Gray” is just one of the melodically masterful soundscapes to feature on up and coming ambient electro artist & producer Methyl Lily’s latest EP “Useless Metamorphosis”.

With his unique electronic instrumental arrangement, you’re treated to a compelling, yet synergistically transcendental score which demands to be heard at high volume. Thankfully – the rich and clear production on the track makes for an immersively concordant aural experience.

Unmixed with Gray hits you with the immediate impression that you’re not listening to a vanity project unravel. Instead the extended length 9 minute instrumental track explores artistic visions, through the contrasts of emotion exuded from each deftly placed note. Rather than allowing Unmixed with Gray to progress with just one tonality you’re moved from the celestial vibrance of the piano melodies to far darker sounds which are as equally potent.

You can check out Methyl Lily’s latest EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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tau0n – Time is Silence EP: Transcendentally Progressive Electronica at Its Finest

While many electronica artists promise a transcendental experience with their soundscapes, very few do it with the same levels of magnetic concordance as can be heard on tau0ns instantly arrestive latest 3-track EP “Time is Silence”.

Instead of creating your average Electronica soundscapes, tau0n create aural explorations of sound which lead you through a variety of transmutations; each one being a journey to the peak of the tempo and right back down again. Whilst there are certainly elements of minimalism in the sound is also a fair enough serving of infectious rhythm when the tempo dares to amplify.

There’s also a lot to be said for what the vocals bring to the tracks on Time is Silence – in the title track especially. With “Bottom of the Hole” you’re treated to a slightly harsher but still just as atmospheric sound filled with some fairly filthy techno beats. And Winter Flesh may be the most mellifluously compelling offering of electronica I’ve heard this year, the elements of Shoegaze, Funk, and Pop did not go unappreciated.

From this release, it’s all too evident that tau0n is an artist who is all about the stylistic ingenuity and we can’t wait to see what comes next for the up and coming artist.

You can check tau0n’s latest EP Time is Silence for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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VYNES – Nobody Knows: Effervescently Atmospheric Ambient Electronica

https://soundcloud.com/vynes/vynes-nobody-knows/s-XIhxd

With Electronica, it’s not all too often that you’re treated to a moody atmospheric mix which is also simultaneously effervescent and uplifting.

But that’s exactly what you will have in store hitting play on VYNES’ latest upcoming release “Nobody Knows” which happens to be the perfect introduction to the up and coming artist’s celestially compelling style.

Even though the lyrics don’t drive the track, the striking harmonics still offer a high amount of resonance as they sit in perfect synergy with the downtempo multi-layered beats which have been polished to absolute perfection. There’s also plenty of progression contained within the single which ensures that each new transgression of sound treats you to sticky-sweet concordance.

You can check out VYNES latest single Nobody Knows for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud when the single drops, but in the meantime, you can check out the Melbourne-based artists earlier drops.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Wesley Curtis Teams up with ELLYÄNA for His Latest Single “Won’t Stop”

Philadelphia-based Electronica artist Wesley Curtis is certainly no stranger when it comes to composing intricately magnetic downtempo soundscapes and using them as the perfect platform to support impressive vocal talent. But with his latest release the up and coming artist has created his most arrestive single yet with a little help from female vocalist ELLYÄNA who layers the melodically stylised single “Won’t Stop” with her indulgently moody vocals.

“Won’t Stop” was just one of the stunningly immersive singles to feature on Wesley Curtis’ EP “3am” which was released on March 29th, 2019. If you don’t have a soundtrack to your insomnia, Won’t Stop comes highly recommended. The lyrical depth combined with the sticky-sweet melodies offer a hit of soothing catharsis which you certainly won’t get from many other up and coming artists.

You can check out Wesley Curtis’ latest single Won’t Stop ft ELLYÄNA for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Irish Techno artist Roberto Moffitt Creates His Most Compelling Single Yet with “Brookvale”

“Brookvale” is the first 2019 single to be released by up and coming Dublin-based Electronica artist Roberto Moffitt. With the extended duration of the progressive single, Roberto Moffitt found plenty of space for visceral melodies which resounded against the depth and the bass of the Techno beats.

The level of atmospherics which were conjured in Brookvale were only matched by the euphoric energy which adds an irresistibly arrestive tonality to the instrumental mix which perceptibly had no need for lyrics or vocals to add a very human element to this otherwise digitally orchestrated track. It is only when the final drop takes you with it you can fully appreciate the potent capacity of Brookvale.

You can check out Roberto Moffitt’s latest drop Brookvale yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Band of Insurgents Drops Their Latest Mix of Mellifluous Electronica with “Posaga”

“Posaga” is the latest mix from up and coming electronica artist Band of Insurgents who is quickly becoming renown for his tangible ability to create instrumental mixes which are as jarring as they are ambient. The subtle switch-ups in the sound allow you to realise just how deep the electronic mix is resonating – especially as you come to the end of the single where spatial effect comes in to play and the result is nothing short of haunting.

There’s plenty of evoking energy to be found in the soundscape which Band of Insurgents cooked up with his latest single which proves just how much he has progressed as an artist. Posaga was also released alongside another single “Racing Thoughts” which incorporated vocals from female vocal artist Nellie. Yet with the alchemy of instrumental mixes there is little use for vocals when the sound progressions are so stirring.

You can check out the official music video to Posaga by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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