Gain a fresh perspective with Odessey & Oracle’s new album, Speculatio

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Speculatio boasts a melting pot of influences, maintaining its heavy flutes and harps while introducing beeps and hums that change the album’s perspective. Even with my limited knowledge of French, it is evident that motifs in the lyrics also tie into the conspicuously psychedelic instrumentation. The story on this concept album is bookended with goddesses … Continue reading Gain a fresh perspective with Odessey & Oracle’s new album, Speculatio

Soulful chamber pop single from EMÆL implores you not to fold your kite

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. EMÆL don’t want you to give in to the grind. Today they are debuting a video for their single ‘Yellowtail’ that tells a colorful tale about working for a tyrant in a dead-end job. Read more. EMÆL | buy Glasswork | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Continue reading Soulful chamber pop single from EMÆL implores you not to fold your kite

Find yourself with Isla Craig’s new LP The Becoming

Originally appeared on the 405, view archive article here.  DISCOVERY. A landmark album by Daft Punk. The name of the duo and LP by Rostam and Wesley Miles (of Ra Ra Riot). And the leading cause of existential crises for many other musicians. Today, we’ll reflect upon the journey of Isla Craig.  The Toronto-based artist’s new record is called The Becoming, and encompasses ideas of … Continue reading Find yourself with Isla Craig’s new LP The Becoming

Son Lux and Gordi Deliver Invigorating Performances at the Regent

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Jessica Rubio. Yesterday I celebrated International Women’s Day at the Regent, where Australian folktronica artist Gordi gave everything she had. She is on tour supporting Son Lux, and last night audiences were also treated to the experimental stylings of WILLS. Each performer seemed to get lost in their sets, making the shared experience an invigorating one. … Continue reading Son Lux and Gordi Deliver Invigorating Performances at the Regent

The crayon animation for “The Swallow’s Tale” piles on more metaphors to an already beautifully poetic track. Bamako Overground’s leader, Hans Sutton, takes influences from the folk pop of Mali and merges it with classically English songwriting.  The Swallow’s Tale by Bamako Overground Continue reading

sawdustandgin: Best Albums of 2017 Drawn by me.  1. Violents and Monica Martin – Awake and Pretty Much Sober Pen, pastels. album review | buy Awake and Pretty Much Sober | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud 2. Kacey Johansing – The Hiding Pencil.  album review | buy The Hiding | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | … Continue reading