Obscure Sound blog

  1. Dripping with a nocturnal, soulful soundscape, “That Shit Cray” is a wholly consuming track from Minneapolis-based duo Flowstate, released in the past day. Already impressing with “Breathe” last year, Flowstate show their most impressive atmospheric creation to date with this effort. Savannah’s vocals are intoxicating throughout, her entrancing croon perfectly accompanying a late-night synth pad, […]

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  2. Ben deHoedt is an independent musician and filmmaker from Melbourne, Australia. His latest creation, “The Thirst” is an atmospheric folk effort with a calm, nocturnal feel in the verses that counteract with a bustling bass line, which builds into tightly wound rhythmic accompaniments. An ominous key-laden shimmer emerges at 01:35 as the track starts to […]

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  3. “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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  4. “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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  5. “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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