Even though the name of this release is rather cliché, it can be pardoned since the listening experience of Andy Leech’s “The Journey” truly feels like a grand voyage in the making. During 6 minutes we’re baptised in a pool of airy ambient textures in what sounds like a Brian Eno ft Hans Zimmer soundtrack with a modern twist. After leaving this on repeat for roughly 15 min, I noticed
We had the pleasure of getting to know SIAS, a band which can be easily described as architects of anticipation as our emotions are taken on a roller coaster ride with each listening experience. Themes such as environmental conservation are brilliantly incorporated within their music through the use of percussion and various ethnic instruments, thus the term ‘World-pop’ as a description of their unique sound. In a world where mass
It doesn’t seem like “In the EnD” by Echomatics produces any sort of effort to demand your attention in the beginning. We’re greeted with a standard drum and bass pattern and a Moog bass that’s plagued with portamento. But over the course of 3 minutes, any listener would be terminally chilled as Echomatics takes us through a trance like journey where he literally freezes the liquid in Drum and Bass.
It’s the start of our winter season here in Cape Town and it’s already looking unforgiving; if we walk outside, the wind is playing ‘umbrella snatcher’ and like a weigh-in, the rain relentlessly pounds our roof as if it’s actually trying to find a ‘way in’. Despite what’s happening outside, what I’m seeing in my head is literally a world apart. “Summer Blu,” the latest track from Los Angeles native
Whether you know him from his appearances on different BIRP Indie Playlists or from his involvement in Cape Town indie group The Plastics, Yellow House (aka Emile Van Dango) is certainly one of many South African artists who have the potential to take their music to an international level by virtue of his distinctive sound and painfully honest lyrics. This time we decided to catch up with the 23-year-old and talk