Obscure Sound blog

  1. “Daydreaming Pilot” is another success from Alex Siegel, who has impressed with tracks like “Headspin” (one of this year’s best) and “Easy” in the past year. The California-based singer/songwriter continues expert utilization of his lush, endearing vocal presence and knack for melodically captivating songwriting. “Daydreaming Pilot” reminds me specifically of Jens Lekman’s heart-tugging work, especially with […]

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  2. Bearing a strong likeness to the charismatic synth-pop of Little Dragon, Druma’s new track “Mirror Monologue” is a captivating showing. Trish’s suave vocals work with moody precision, as an assortment of synths and samples showcase a sound bursting with a mysterious allure, complements of producers Indra and Mok. A minimalist synth solo around 01:33 marks […]

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  3. Van Common is the project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sebastiaan van Ravenhors, who follows up last year’s single “The Afternoon” with the serene jangle-pop of “Moonlight Blue”, released on June 8th. Ravenhorst wrote the track one night from a beach house, where he retreated to gather his thoughts and gain inspiration from the feeling of […]

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  4. Danish duo Hellas craft an intriguing, magical-like soundscape on new single “Dances”, showing a new side of the band — one moving away from an acoustic sound and into a mold that embraces the possibilities of the studio. They describe the track as like “a kaleidoscopic universe, where ferocity and tranquility coexist.” Hellas, the instrumental […]

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  5. There was a time not too long ago when bingo was stereotypically reserved for older women and any music to do with the game was probably more like a nursery rhyme than an actual hit. We’re thinking that even “B-I-N-G-O” wouldn’t get people hyped back in those days, never mind now.  More recently, ideas surrounding bingo, and […]

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