Obscure Sound blog

  1. Released today, “In That Place” is a vibrant, melodic success from Hanwho, the musical project of Hanno van den Berg. Originally from the Eastern shores of South Africa, the project touts a broad, eclectic sound that touches on psychedelia, funk, rock, R&B, and beyond. This track feels very alive, propelled by sample-based hip-hop percussion, suave […]

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  2. The shimmering, twinkling “Best Friend” is a delight from Brooklyn duo Boyfriend Genes. Boyfriend Genes is comprised of brothers Thomas and Travis Shaver, who honed their multi-instrumental abilities growing up with the aid of their father’s music store. Their live show, established this year, provides considerably immersion with custom visuals and lighting. “Best Friend” itself […]

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  3. In The Morning by Jackson Davis Jackson Davis is a songwriter and producer from Chicago, releasing the track “In the Morning” today. The second release from his upcoming album, “In the Morning” starts with a prominent organ-fronted bounce. The vibrant, bouncy feel of the track from the get-go provides an inviting feeling, enhanced upon the […]

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  4. “Chemistry” is a memorable electro-pop track released today from PARACHUTER, the bedroom pop project of singer/songwriter Wesley Jensen. Suave verses play well to start, exuding a vibe reminiscent of Hot Chip. A brightly effective synth addition just prior to the one-minute mark coincides with more vibrant vocals, resulting in a brief though effective hook, which […]

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  5. Sharp Reminders by S A Reyners “Sharp Reminders” is a peppy, bright track released today from S A Reyners. The New Zealand-based artist previously impressed with the track “16 Lovers,” and shows a more energetic sound here. Aesthetically, I’m reminded of The Housemartins’ knack for soaring vocals and quick-swiping guitar melodies. Reyners notes that uptempo […]

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