Electronic: O Future – Stay / Smell You


“I have a very intimate relationship with time. Im preoccupied with avoiding it. If I opened my eyes to the reality of it, or dealt with it like a normal person I think my heart would break.  Time is terrible. That is why i can’t stop going near it.” – Katherine Mills

O Future is  a duo from Los Angeles, composed by Katherine Mills and Jens, that gives us a wide combination of multicoloured instrumentals with a voice that will make you travel in Stay when it grows from a quite ‘stay’ to a ‘loud and high’ one. While the same happens with the drums and voice, as if it expands in the perception to then get back to the normal picture.

While for Smell You we have a more disco track, but with the same atmospheric perception, that is filled with Katherine’s voice in a soft way, 007 soundtrack style, in the intro. According to her, Smell You is about flirting: “Deep heavy breathed flirting, to the point of almost crossing the line into not harmless into the realm of actually doing the thing your body says you are aiming at. That moment is the sexiest moment, the unsaid attraction between two people, the hidden secret thing between two people, all the animal non language turn on. Sometimes and, I would say most times in my life, those moments are the most delicious“.

Smell You has been added to our Spotify playlist Synths of Eden:

Psychedelic-Rock: VANDEROCKER – DRIFTWOOD

Driftwood from Vanderocker, from Los Angeles  is the slow kind of psychedelic rock, with a more Garbage style of guitars and vocals. Vanderocker is atmospheric, more narcotic. It’s the first single of Vanderockers’ psych rock forthcoming album. According to her Soundcloud profile she “blends Alt Punk with Electro Pop sounds ranging from ‘sonically massive’ impressions from the era of Berlin and David Bowie; to futuristic electronic soundscapes influenced by VDR’s classical roots.“.

For more psychedelic rock tracks of all sorts, listen to our Spotify playlist Psychedelic Waves of Eden:

 

Synthwave in Eden: Elk Bird – Rendezvous with Ramen (2017)

Synthwave in Eden is back with a new feature, this time Rendezvous with Ramen, another track with a funny title, by Elk Bird, synthwave artist from Los Angeles, California.

The track is part of Exclusion Zone, an album highly inspired by sci-fi, as usual for tracks following the synthwave/chillwave thematics. You can stream the whole album by Spotify, as much as purchase it in Bandcamp (as embedded above). The whole album itself is not purely synthwave, having tracks that are more experimental when it comes to electronic music, such as Golem, for instance.

You can listen the track in the top of our Synthwave in Eden Playlist, as much as other submissions sent to Synths of Eden. Reminding that we’re always receiving submissions for new Synthwave tracks for this playlist, by Submithub or e-mail.

Friday Afternoon Drama: Naomi Greene – Collision

“Collision” is about this feeling of illusions crashing into reality, when suddenly everything is clear and it feels like you’re in a slow motion suspension in time right before landing back into the turbulent spiral of your life. The song talks about distance and walking out of love with someone that you know isn’t good for you, all the while feeling the painful roars of your heart’s longing.

Well, if you are human, conflicts of love is a natural feeling and you felt it for sure. Collision is about this, and in this case Parisian-born, Los Angeles based, Naomi Greene provides us with an amazing voice and a song that deserves a place here in Synths of Eden. This Friday afternoon, we select this track, as not all Fridays are of blue sky, sometimes we should face hard working hours before weekend comes back once again.

Playing both an harp and electric guitar, she sums her abilities as a musician with songwriting. Besides all of that, Naomi also lent her voice to La Femme‘s last album Mystère. Great band that deserves to be listened to, especially their album Psycho Tropical Berlin.

The track has been featured in our Playlist, Chilling in Eden:

Microsamples: Jelly Thing – Nonmeeting

Insane bass-lines, drums and vocals, a very interesting track. It is short and brings you up with its groove, while still carrying with itself a mystic lo-fi feelings. This is jelly thing with Nonmeeting, track from recently released 3 tracks EP Night Jelly.

According to the Los Angeles based producer:

The EP was predominantly built from microsamples of other songs, which were heavily edited into instruments, which were then used to play the melodies and construct the drums for the record“.

MÒZÂMBÎQÚE – Distance feat. Lone Kodiak

This is an ambient, lo-fi, track with drops of experimentalism with more soft sound designs and use of vocals. As said in MÒZÂMBÎQÚE‘s Soundcloud profile, he’s the sort of “Slow Motion Ambient Architect”.

Andrew a.k.a MÒZÂMBÎQÚE grew up in the jazz scene of San Francisco, where he developed affinity for instrumental music. In his early twenties he experienced a life-changing trip to Africa, where he studied and learned all sorts of percussion from a Kudu antler horn in Cape Town, ZA to the Tabla in Varanasi, India. For sure his music has the goal to be a guide to your own travels. As much as being truly an inspiration to his music composition.

Distance is his third single for his upcoming album, featuring Lone Kodiak.

Experimental: Macro/Micro – A Grain of Sand in the Blue Mist

20th April Macro/Micro released his new EP, called A Grain of Sand in the Blue Mist. He called it a “17 minutes sonic journey though a strange and powerful dream”.

In total, the EP is a big track divided in 4 movements, but keeping the flow from the first to the last track. It is ambient music, with experimental, glitch and drone touches, bright keys share the space with long low sounds and noise. Voices are used rather as an instrumental than precisely as vocals. We have a lot of dynamism and is best experience in one sitting, just like watching a short film.

Macro/Micro is the electronic music project of Tommy Simpson, artist based in Los Angeles and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The EP is available for streaming by Spotify and Bandcamp as embedded, but you also follow Macro/Micro on Soundcloud for more.

New Music: Orfeo – Dead Inside

Another downtempo track that just came out from the oven, Dead Inside, yet fresh and worm, directly from Los Angeles, California. Nice vocals, it reminds 90s trip-hop songs, specially those heavy long bass lines, that shares the space with atmospheric vocals, a more ambient style of downtempo.

Orfeo inspires his music on R&B/Soul, somehow it reminds the work of Brazilian producer Semper Volt, featured here earlier. The track has been released today by Nahuālli Records.

Besides being a music producer, Orfeo is also a trained opera singer. The past few years he’s been collaborating with producers such as Robin Hannibal from Quadron/Rhye and Computer Jay.

Electro-Pop: Kuzo – Mansoon

“Monsoon is about an instant connection to someone, losing yourself in your natural instincts and feeling a sense of wild freedom when you are with that person.”

Kuzo is a duo from Los Angeles, California. Monsoon has been recently released in 22th March. Nice vocals, pop, yet with amazing sound design, that kind of electronic that flirts with pop and mixes the best from both worlds. Beats are chill but hihats are sounding constantly, fast enough to make it danceable. Monsoon is their third single and let’s hope they will come with much more, as they sound very nice for fans of this kind of electro-pop, when it comes to creative artists this blog is always welcome for more.