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Alien Private Eye- No Call: Electronica at it’s finest

Experimental Electronica shines through in Alien Private Eye’s new single ‘’No Call’. It may not be to everyone’s taste but it’s for sure impressive and shows a lot of creativity.

This track takes Electronica to a whole new level, there is so much suspense as you listen, it’s mysterious, dark and even eerie in places. It’s one that you really feel yourself going on a journey through the evolution of sounds and the impact they have on a listener.

Most of the time with this specific style of music it’s either vocals and a mix of sound effects or just sound on its own. Well Alien Private Eye decided to combine the two together by adding this almost hypnotising rhythm as well as these mesmerising vocals that gives the track this dose of up-beat energy.

The melody compliments the vocals and the pitch and pace is so similar that nothing seems out of place, the use of sound effects fits with the vocal ranges perfectly. Be sure to check this one out!

Check out No Call by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Indie & RnB Converge in Alternative Artist gmj.’s Debut EP “morning breakthrough.”

Up and coming artist gmj. has recently made their soulful genre-mashing debut with the 3-track EP “morning breakthrough.”

Each of the singles is as experimentally captivating as the last. But the perfect introduction to gmj.’s instrumentally hypnotic yet blisteringly raw lyrical approach to production is the single “Children in the Rain”.

Children in the Rain starts by unfolding as your fairly archetypal RnB ballad. Yet, the familiarity which is found in the prelude and former verses slips away and creative ingenuity starts to build in its place.

As the track progresses, cuttingly sharp Indie tones are infused to completely transform the soundscape. It was a transfixing listening experience to hear the discord being thrown into the mix after such a mellifluous start. gmj. is undoubtedly one to watch.

You can check out gmj.’s latest single along with the rest of the EP by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Shimmering Indie Tones Meet Trap, Electronica & RnB in L9cket’s Single “La Heroina”

Rather than hitting you with mesmerising experimentalism straight off the bat, up and coming Alternative artist L9cket allowed the ingenuity to slowly emerge in the standout single La Heroina from their EP Butterfly Calling.

You’ll be able to expect a Saul Williams level of authenticity in La Heroina. But, the reminiscences in the sound to other artists are few and far between. La Heroina plays with warm reverb-soaked elements of Electronica, infuses shimmering Indie tones in the melodies, and weaves in plenty of sticky sweet resonance through the RnB vocals. It is a must for anyone on the hunt for refreshingly immersive soundscapes.

The spoken word versing on the outro was the cherry on the cake of a superbly produced record. The emotion contained in those lines was as subtle as a brick to the face. The poetry will stay with you for long after the track has faded to a close.

You can check out La Heroina along with the rest of the EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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FYB Frank ft Kino ‘Why’: Experimental rap single

Rapper FYB Frank featuring Kino dropped his new single ‘’Why’’ and to go with it was a music video by Famous Motion Film and Photography.

The duo both have different vocal ranges but they intertwine well together. FYB Franks are a lot more high-pitched and energetic and Kino’s tend to be a lot lower. This is a key aspect of why this track works because it does not all sound the same, the two voices blend in well with the fast tempo and the overall Hip-hop sound.

It has this wild energy about it, that you really feel when you listen through and the vocals and instrumentals add to that to make you want to listen.

You can check out FYB Frank ft Kinos new single Why and the music video by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Karley Myall

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Producer Glahz releases Experimental new single ‘Senses’

Electronica, Trap, and Techno all rolled into one for this latest single by Mexico-based DJ Glahz who has just released his new track ‘’Senses’’.

From beginning to end there is always something different, it starts off with a slow tempo and within seconds it emerges into an electronic dynamic, making sure to get a full variety of unique techno sounds to intertwine into the beat.

It has this uplifting sound and there is always suspense as you listen to the eerie background noise that leads into these insane breakdowns. When it starts to become more upbeat you can hear multiple sound effects and styles that have emerged into this track, from static TV, sirens, radio alerts, to high-pitched shrieking noises.

Towards the end is when you really hear the trap elements take over, vocals flow throughout as the pitch begins to get higher and the noise begins to become distorted, then the tempo begins to lower abruptly as the track comes to an end.

Glahz has created something that shows he can make an infectious track that will make you feel good.

If you want to you can now stream Senses by heading over to Soundcloud.

Review by Karley Myall

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Marilyn Joy has released her latest quaintly striking single “Criminal Eyes”

https://marilynjoy.bandcamp.com/track/criminal-eyes

Marilyn Joy has followed on from her 2018 album “Crystal D’Arke” with the uniquely striking Alt Pop single “Criminal Eyes”.

With the playful adventurous polyphonic tone in Criminal Eyes, there’s a palpable sense that Marilyn Joy’s overriding aim with the soundscape was to create a simple, accessible, yet authentically creative single. And she definitely succeeded by creating a track which sits between what you’d expect from David Bowie and the Post Punk pioneers Magazine. It’s all too easy to devoutly give your attention to the descriptive, poignantly penned and dramatically delivered lyrics.

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we certainly appreciate the distinctive authenticity.

You can stream and download Criminal Eyes for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Marquita Brown has defied genre-constraints once more with her mesmeric single “Jezebel”

With elements of Rock, Pop, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk all wrapped up within up and coming artist Marquita Brown’s most creatively expressive track to date, prepare to experience a soundscape you’ve never quite heard the like of before.

Usually, whenever you press play on a track, there becomes an urgency in the demand to know just what kind of soundscape you’re being eased into. With Marquita Brown’s mesmeric experimental latest single “Jezebel” that need to know falls away. Instead, you’ll offer your consciousness and rhythmic pulses over to the uniquely compelling artist to do with them what she pleases. In short, Jezebel is utterly transfixing and it’s a pleasure to lose yourself in the gentle yet dark rhythms. After the curiosity-piquing prelude, it just gets better.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Jezebel for yourselves. In the meantime, you can listen to the artists funky fresh previous releases via Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kristaps Bakis – Bullet in Her Face: Darkly Dystopian Grungy Post-Punk

“Bullet in Her Face” is the recently released darkly dystopian aural gem from up and coming Alternative artist Kristaps Bakis. It’s not every day you come across a track which simultaneously resonates as ominous and melodically cathartic. But that’s exactly what Kristaps Bakis achieved with the indulgently eerie yet tonally light track.

The artist took the Alt 90s grungy tone before reviving it with an infusion of Post Punk, and an incredibly nuanced addition of Psych to create a refreshingly distinctive track. If you could imagine what it would sound like if Supergrass, Kurt Vile, and Bauhaus collaborated on a record together, you’d get a good idea of what awaits you if you hit play on Bullet in Her Face.

You can check out the official video to Bullet in Her Face which premiered on January 27th, 2020 for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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NYC Alt Electronica Artist Cami-Oh Has Created an Aural Storm with Their Latest Release “OP”

If you’re as sick of the constant stream of laboriously assimilative Electronica music being produced as we are, prepare to be as delighted as we were upon hearing the fiercely artful aural storm which is Cami-Oh’s latest single “OP”.

With elements of Hip Hop and Pop weaved into the authoritatively arrestive single, not only do you get a danceable hit, but you also get to appreciate Cami-Oh’s daring experimentalism which is sure to go down well with any fans of Bjork and PJ Harvey. There’s also a hint of Peaches’ iconic unfuckwithable attitude laced into the mix. Needless to say, the NYC-based artist is now firmly fixed on our radar. We can’t wait to hear how they follow on from OP.

You can check out Cami-Oh’s latest single from January 23rd 2020 by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Parisian Psych Noise newcomers Foreigners Society have dropped their grittily despondent latest single

https://foreignerssociety.bandcamp.com/track/foreigners-society

Any fans of gritty despondent Psychedelic noise are going to want to check out the latest self-titled release from Parisian artist Foreigners Society.

If you could imagine the music of the Phobophobes, Sonic Youth, and Joy Division all merging in a cutting yet captivatingly melodic soundscape, you might be able to get an idea of what Foreigners Society has to offer.

The single constantly fluctuates between cold harsh Post Punk and dreamy tonally warm Psych Pop, and in part, offering both at the same time. If that isn’t a feat of aural alchemy, I don’t know what is. But what I do know, is that if I ever get the chance to witness that instrumental ingenuity live in the UK, I’m taking it.

You can check out Foreigners Society’s self-titled single which was released on January 2ndfor yourselves via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast