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Norwegian Pop

Ben Alexander x Ida Stein – Motions: Glacially Entrancing Future Pop

For his latest release, Norway-residing artist and producer Ben Alexander collaborated with the enigmatically unique artist and vocalist Ida Stein to create a chilling feat of future pop.

With effect-laden vocals that will feel familiar to any fans of Mindinabox and breakdowns that resonate with your senses on a practically primal level, becoming immersed in the bass-swathed mix is non-optional. Despite the chill of their geography lowering the temperature in Motions, there’s an inexplicable, soulfully infused sense of warmth to the release that resonates through Alexander’s African percussion style.

You can check out the official music video to Motions via YouTube, or you can add the mesmerising mix to your playlists by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

LearningToDive shows how ‘TAINTED’ we are with his latest synth-pop single

Norwegian pop artist LearningToDive released their latest entrancing single ‘TAINTED’ to guide global anger in the right direction by attacking the glorification of the military-industrial complex.

With a similar synthpop style to the likes of Covenant, And One and VNV Nation paired with awakening lyrics which were penned to shake the listener from complacency around one of the biggest threats faced by the environment and humanity, the 80s post-punk-inspired single dropped at the perfect time.

Based on TAINTED, LearningToDive could easily be considered as the Adam Curtis of synthpop.

TAINTED is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast