2016-12-03 01:25:34 UTC
The Velveteins just released their new single “Don’t Yah Feel Better” from their forthcoming debut LP Slow Wave. The music for “Don’t Yah Feel Better” came to them pretty easily. Around the same time they penned the song, they were listening to a lot of traditional Indian music which inspired the guitar melody. They wanted to make the lyrics feel lighthearted, and about how everything you need is around you, you just have to stop and listen for it. The single is coming ahead of their debut full-length Slow Wave, which they are releasing with Fierce Panda Canada in 2017.
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’
NAAL is an eclectic music project led by Chicago composer Dave Mantel. This talented musician has a true passion for great melodies and haunting musical textures. His blend of ambient, shoegaze and experimental drone music feels personal and unique, echoing the work of artists such as Slowdive, Boards of Canada or Sigur Ros, just to mention a few.
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