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Folktronica

‘Sparxsea’ rises above the tide with ‘’Little Wooden Boat’’

‘’Run away, run away’’. Sometimes you need to run away for a while, just to find what you are really looking for. 

With stunningly clear and inspiring vocals, this indie folktronica artist from Portland, Maine in the US is creating her own original wave. You don’t get too many artists with such vocal ability, crafted from many years of practice and training from her vocal coach.

Sparxsea’ blends acoustics, deep vocals and down-tempo beats with carefully created lyricism and modern folk sensibility, to create a sound entirely her own. In the tradition of cross-genre acts like Postal Service, Sufjan Stevens, and Colbie Caillat, her music weaves effortlessly between emotional anthems and inspiring psalms that deal with hard hitting topics like loneliness and depression. She sings about real emotions and helps so many with reassurance about themselves.

I am a new fan after hearing this heavenly sent music and my soul feels free again. Play this loud when you are down, play it when you are happy, just turn it up. ‘Sparxsea’ is an angel sent here to inspire us.

Spark up your music with this beautiful soul on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

D.P. Webster – Dolores’ Park: Restoratively Psychedelic Folktronica

There are psychedelic soundscapes, then there’s what up and coming Folktronica artist D.P. Webster orchestrated in their latest single “Dolores’ Park”.

Psychedelia and Electronica don’t often go in hand, but with this track, they’re the perfect fit. If the Beatles had started out in 2019, I can imagine that Dolores’ Park is similar to what they’d cook up. There’s plenty of reminiscences found within the uplifting sentiment and tonality of the track along with the simple yet always welcome reminder to love each other and that our realities are subjective.

From the first time you hit play, you can truly appreciate the ethereal air which breezes through Dolores’ Park as D.P. Webster’s flawlessly harmonic vocals sit in perfect synergy with the colourful melodies.

You can check out D.P. Webster’s latest single Dolores’ Park for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Metaspion – Old Rules Don’t Apply: Quintessentially Warming Folktronica

I can’t remember the last time an EDM put a smile on my face. There’s something charismatically warming about Metapsion’s new upbeat jangling track Old Rules Don’t Apply. The instance warmth and resonance of the track comes from Metaspions genius infusion of Folk and Electronica to create folktronica. You’d expect the combination of those genres would be like eating fish with cheese (yes people do that), but it works. It not only works, it’s absolutely beautiful, whilst being frustratingly hard to capture the essence of this magnanimous hit through my words, no matter how flowery they may be. Metaspion started out as a rock musician, but shared the same sentiment that I do, that there’s not really many more places you can take rock music without it sounding like a revivalist assimilation of sound. Unlike Metaspion, I was never going to be the one to break the wheel of the constant re-churning of sound.

You can check out Metaspions 2018 debut single Old Rules Don’t Apply on Spotify, whilst you get excited for his album release in May 2018

Review by Amelia Vandergast