Grant Eadie, aka Manatee Commune, is a multi-instrumentalist and a one-man band extraordinaire, featured on the likes of KEXP and NPR’s All Songs Considered. His style emcompasses whimsical and pleasant, chill out electronic music that captivates audiences around the world. I had the chance to catch up with him before he commenced his “Sink or Swim” tour of the United States. His upcoming album, Manatee Commune, will be released on
Blocktreat’s single, “Follow Your Stupid Heart,” is an experimental piece by Vancouver producer/artist Brandon Hoffman. One can anticipate layers of looped vocals, field recordings, and bluegrass music pulsing to a syncopated beat. The music video, directed by Sam Tudor, imparts a sense of wanderlust and daydreaming. The escaped fantasies depicted in the music video are triggered by unconventional syncopation. “Follow Your Stupid Heart” is from the recently released album, Exciting Adventures
Transport yourself to another world by listening to the premiere of Metropole Des Anges Pt. 1 by EH46, a musical group based in Southern California. Founded in 2009 by J. Schweitzer, their drone-based compositions use a variety of electric and acoustic instruments to explore the effects of melodic and harmonic structures on human emotional perception. Although there is a constant cycle of droning tones in this piece, it shifts between dissonance
KASIM’s futuristic single, “Veil,” is abstract art featuring downtempo synthscapes, and minimalist, despondent vocals. KASIM is self-described as, “Art from robots with fractal souls.” Their music is recommended for fans of Trentemøller and Apparat. The music video for “Veil,” produced by AG Film Corp, is an inexplicable music video riddled with more questions than answers. Even more cryptic is the puzzling description of their music video, “Shot in 2042 inside
For a melancholic mood, I’ve been listening repeatedly to this achingly beautiful piece, “Maasai.” This is the debut single from the Portuguese, one-woman band, Surma. One can anticipate haunting vocals, shimmering guitars, experimental percussion and a downtempo vibe. Her vocals are reminiscent of Björk and Jana Hunter of Lower Dens. According to her label, Omnichord Records, her debut EP will be released in November 2016. In the meantime, check out the music video for “Maasai,” directed by Eduardo Brito.