Designer, synth extraordinaire and San Fran native Scott Hansen has crafted a delicate piece of work with his album Dive. Chuck full avant soundscapes crafted by what seemingly could only be crafted from a psychedelic revelation or full enlightenment of some sort. Quite frankly I think it’s a little unfair that he’s able to craft a works of art with both color and melody. Save some for the rest of us dude.
Atlas Sound is the name of a musical solo project of Bradford Cox, the lead singer of Deerhunter. Cox was born in Athens, Georgia in 1982. In early 2008 he released his first album entitled Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel on indie-labels Kranky and 4AD. His second album, Logos, was released in fall 2009 to critical acclaim. In explaining his reasoning for a solo project, Cox has stated, “It’s just that I have ideas that I can’t make work with a five-piece rock band…there’s kind of this palette of sounds that I use that I don’t necessarily get to use with Deerhunter”.
As most of you know, Deerhunter is one of the bands we like a lot. Especially because of the beautiful melodies when “Helicopter” is played. Not to mention the remix done by Diplo & Lunice took it to another level. It really captured my attention to Bradford and his projects. My partner Rick kept playing Atlas Sound - Walkabout (feat. Noah Lennox) constantly the year it came out over the winter and I was hooked by the vibes riding in the car to wherever we were going.
Bradford Cox takes Parralax to another level from the critically acclaimed album, Logos. Much deeper vocals and shimmering instrumentals. You can feel this sense nostalgia where you can just zone out and listen to this music soaking it all in. Really, I have such a time describing the man himself in words. So many adjetives can be thrown in to explain this guy and his sound. Right now, I’m like fuck it, just listen to it and you’ll get what I mean. Would love to see them LIVE some day but whenever that happens, it’ll happen.
Like a more organic Pogo, Columbus, OH natives Monster Rally and RUMTUM have teamed up to bring the soothing vibez of tropical beaches far from where they hail. With Ted [Monster Rally] providing the overall vibe, John added this boom + bap that took this track to the next level. I also suggest you listen to Monster Rally’s solo albums and head over to RUMTUM’s SoundCloud to discover and dissect which aspects each as brought to the table for this collaborative product.
This single comes to us via an impending EP being released by Waaga Records in February 7th, 2012. This was also premiered last week by my bud Yvynyl.
Formed in Portland, Oregon, Loch Lomond is band that was formed on a whim, initially, intended to be the side project of singer-songwriter Ritchie Young. Instead, his vision blossomed into a full band with various forms of instrumentation including the viola, mandolin, banjo, glockenspiel, clarinet, and many more instruments that have been forsaken by Pop music. The eternal sway of each song, timbre, and vibrancy of each song provides a warm, sound full of fluidity that has been identified as , “symphonic chamber music,”. Flowing lines and haunting vocals inhabit their work and the most impressive aspect of it all is their variety of instrumentation which cause a variety of sound.