Obscure Sound blog

  1. “We Are All Mad Here” is a vibrant, melodic track whose lyrics relay the power of acceptance, and rejoicing in our own idiosyncrasies. “When I first read Alice in Wonderland my favorite characters were the Mad Hatter and his friends,” the track’s creator, Luna Keller, says. “They were different and certainly mad, yet they were […]

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  2. “16 Lovers” recalls an era of sophisti-pop where brass flourishes and twangy guitars are familiar cogs. The track is a success from S A Reyners, a New Zealand-based songwriter whose fond of dynamic guitar lines and melodic key-laden accompaniments. Certainly, Stefan Reyners’ sound is fondly reminiscent of acts like Prefab Sprout and Aztec Camera. Especially […]

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  3. “Feelin'” is an upbeat, summery rocker from Brandon Hoogenboom, an American singer/songwriter who lived in Australia for a considerable part of his music career. After a successful run there with the quartet Set Sail, Hoogenboom moved back to the United States and settled in Los Angeles to start his solo career. “Feelin'” shows a sound […]

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  4. Chris Lastovicka’s “The 7th Chapter of Job” is powerful on its own, a great showing of the artist’s modern classical arsenal. Now, the track has a remix from Jeremy Allom that adds another dimension. Ominous strings stir to start the track, with an additional line creeping in around the one-minute mark before a graceful piano […]

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  5. Harvie June’s “Hourglass,” released this past September, touted a jangle-pop allure that made it one of my favorite tracks from 2018. So, I was happy to see he released a new track in the past day, the engaging “Collision Course.” The Richmond, Virginia-based artist impresses again here, touting a more rock-driven sound with dexterous bass […]

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