Obscure Sound blog

  1. Drenched in a dreamy haze, “Dream. Sleep.” is a supremely melodic effort from Laveda, a promising duo from Albany, NY. Their ’90s shoegaze influence prominent in the gorgeous textural pull of this track, where Ali Genevich’s sweeping vocals play with mysterious appeal over guitar tones that stretch from jangly understatements to shoegaze-y textural encompassing. Laveda […]

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  2. Jaz Clemente impresses with the recent release of two new tracks. Produced by Jaz Clemente and Aki Ehara, “Sacalacalaca” touts an electro-groove fusion, an “electro-cumbia with synth-funk,” as described by the artist, who impressed with “Skylights” last year. The track bears a reminiscence to Toro y Moi and Neon Indian, utilizing guitars reminiscent of ’60s […]

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  3. Munya is the project of singer/songwriter Josie Boivin, a Quebec-born artist with an abundance of musical experience. A classically trained pianist, Boivin also has experience in the highly competitive world of opera as a singer, in addition to studying jazz at the University of Montreal. She dropped out of university to travel and explore, being […]

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  4. The passionate, emotive “Orpheus and Eurydice” is a just-released track from Avenoir, a four-piece based in West Yorkshire. The more understated vocal delivery in the verses is complemented by fuzzy guitars, which build in intensity as the chorus approaches, where the vocals assume a more ferocious approach. A pleasantly melodic guitar solo takes hold at […]

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  5. Downtempo hip-hop act flowstate show a successful new sound on track “tiger blood.” They blend their atmospheric hip-hop appeal with the infectious, drop-laden hooks of electronic music — resulting in a sound they describe as “drop-hop.” The track comes via the Minneapolis-based duo’s forthcoming album of the same name, dropping this Spring. Following successes like […]

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