Lo-Fi House: Conrad Clifton – Neva Seen (A Broken Heart)

A few days ago I shared Nick AM from New York with his lo-fi house. This week I’ll share the genre once again, because there’s another artist also coming from New York that deserves our attention. Making music since 2013, Conrad Clifton has recently released with Infinity Pool Records (his own label) two singles, Neva Seen (A Broken Heart) and Silent City (Everything is Connected), two tracks that should be highlighted, specially for fans of this beautiful contemporary genre, that made something great out of house music.

Neva Seen (A Broken Heart) has been added to our Spotify playlist Synths of Eden, enjoy:

Lo-Fi House: Nick AM – USED 2 // Almond Eyes

“Love can hit you like a car crash. I made two songs to show you how that feels to me. USED 2 is about a breakup and the aftermath. Almond Eyes is about love at first sight; the potential. I hope they make you feel something”

Today we’re sharing a two tracks lo-fi house single by Nick AM from New York. USED 2 // Almond Eyes go way beyond lo-fi house as a genre, they are both full of feelings. I like the vocals of Deanna in USED 2. Overall, it’s a short single full of delightful energy, elegant in essence.

Synthpop: monkeybars – Sock Options

Sock Options has a minimalistic and geometrical cover art, however the track itself is colourful, with a powerful bass line, that makes you want to dance, the vocals are a bit hidden underneath it, it makes me think about the shoegaze style of vocals by bands such as My Bloody Valentine or Slowdive. monkeybars is the alas for Eli Aleinikoff. After Sock Options, monkeybars also released two other singles in 2019: Tenderness II and Sheesh. Check our playlist Synths of Eden for more:

New Experimental and Alternative Electronic

Today I selected four different tracks to share with you. Most of them can be considered experimental or in the field of alternative electronic music, with one exception, being more organic or acoustic, but still in the alternative side of music. With no further ado, here’s the list:

  1. O Future – VOYEUR
  2. Ralph Heidel // Homo Ludens – Sweet Dark Moves
  3. Sen Zhi – Give It Up (Music Video)
  4. KERA – Bright Future Ahead (ft. Devendra Banhart)

O Future – VOYEUR


This song is exactly as the title suggests about getting pleasure from watching, viewing unblinking in the corner. Looking through the keyhole at other people.

This modern life is all about looking at other people. Other people’s vanity is our global turn on. This is all at once terrifying, cold, alien, sad and incredibly dystopian spiked- multi/verse sexy.

Featured here earlier with Stay and Smell You, the duo from Los Angeles formed by Katherine Mills and Jens, O Future, is back with VOYEUR. Though they opt for odd metaphoric cover arts, their music is intense, bright, danceable, full of energy and authenticity. Always playing with today’s vanity fair. If there’s something I can assure about this duo is their originality. Voyeur has been added to Synths of Eden.

Ralph Heidel // Homo Ludens – Sweet Dark Moves

The next track comes from Germany, by Ralph Heidel, composer, saxophonist, highly influenced by jazz. According to his bio, besides being a composer that has been academically studying music in Munich Musikhochschule, he is also considered a remarkable performer, performing at XJAZZ festival Berlin 2018. You can understand the description while listening the song, Ralph is a 25 years old genius, with stunning compositional skills. He takes modern electronic music with jazz and classic textures into the next level. The track starts soft, with energetic beats, but smooth and ends in one epic explosion. Doing justice for its title. Homo Ludens is a 7 piece ensemble. Sweet Dark Moves has been released as a single by Kryptox, but an album is expected for 5th of April, entitled Moments of Ressonance. It has been featured in our playlist Synths of Eden.

Sen Zhi – Give It Up

A great music video makes all the difference on the experience of listening to a song. Give It Up by San Zhi is not only a great track but also a great music video. It has an Asian feeling, as much as the band’s name, given after the mysteriously cursed Pod City designed in the late 70s in Taiwan. Initially a duo formed by Suraya from Alexandria, Egypt and Peter (Dennis) Howarth-Brown from Bournemouth that met in the University, while studying music in London, they later expanded after meeting keyboard player Patrick-Fraser Stansbie and guitarist Mat Hart. They also released another single recently, Bloodlines, embedded bellow. Give It Up has been added to our playlist Synths of Eden.

KERA – Bright Future Ahead (ft. Devendra Banhart)

There’s no better paradoxical title than Bright Future Ahead, by LA-based KERA, featuring Devendra Banhart. A sweet track, that gives us delicate vocals, organic instruments, the usual folk style of songs that feature Devendra Banhart. Paradoxes apart, Bright Future Ahead brings us a hope sometimes we don’t have. A light on the end of the tunnel, “here we go again, ahh, uhh“. It makes me smile amidst all the chaos I read in the news. It makes me think about all the greatness of Pet Sounds by Beach Boys, also from California, and how it was mixed and produced. The zen philosophy and seeing the beauty on the small things, voices, songs like this. And maybe we have a bright future ahead of us. Added to Synths of Eden too:

Music Video: Alexander Vincent – Unravel (by Björk)


I chose this Bjork song because it has always been on of my favorites. The simple analogy of her heart unravelling in a ball of yarn has always struck a profound chord with me. She is one of my biggest inspirations. She is unafraid and raw. Uncompromising in her art. It gives me the courage to do my art with the same bravery.

Who said you cannot make a music video performing and playing Unravel by Björk. As she’s been always one of my favourite artists, I had to share this great work by Alexander Vincent from Canada. The track has also been added to our Spotify playlist Synths of Eden. I’ve hear other covers of Unravel, but I don’t remember any of them striking me so much like this one, on a music video.

Synths of Eden is back: Odd XX – Restart (Music Video)

That’s it! We’re back, with lots of exciting music to share.

First of them is Restart by Odd XX, solo project of Berlin-based composer and producer, Turi Agostino from Australia. A track that has been interpreted as a dance, on a music video created by Choreographer Edith Buttingsrud Pedersen and Theatre Director Jahman Davine. It talks about a broken love, letting go of what once was and starting over. Agostino seeks to channel through Odd, the various musical frequencies that oscillate between dark and industrial: tender and melodic, which is true for Restart. Vocals have been performed by Star Kendrick from the band Geowulf.

You can check more of what we curated in our playlist Synths of Eden:

New Release: Clyde – Tides

Released on November 30th by Sine Language Records. Tides by Clyde was released as an EP, containing two remixes by Jvred and Buran, plus a track called Boats Not Horses. In general, both tracks are highly influenced by the English style of IDM and unorthodox techno.

Bio: Clyde began making music at an early age, after discovering electronic music through film scores and video game soundtracks. Gradually, his interests shifted towards the fringes, particularly music released in the early 2000s on labels such as Warp Records and Ninja Tune. This love for electronic music continued to grow as he left Manchester for Leeds and became immersed in local techno culture. Here, he was able to hone his production skills through whilst studying before moving to London, where he currently resides. Having released a number of tracks under different aliases and styles over the years, Clyde’s sound has matured and developed into something unique.

Tides has been added to our Spotify playlist Synths of Eden:

New Electronic: Wiki Chaves – Bangkok

The original song, Bangkok, combines electronic music patterns with traditional Latin American percussions and guitar riffs. The rest of the songs are remixes from Whirling Wolf releasing artist Claus Vega, Timoti, Kaan and Thommie G, reinforcing the idea of the album as a cross path between electronic and Latin America’s music.

Featured in Synths of Eden before with Tribal, Argentinian producer Wiki Chaves is back with a new track Bangkok. As much as with Tribal, Wiki Chaves drew inspiration from his South American roots to compose the rhythm and melodies to what is his kind of electronic music. The use of string instruments is something typical of Wiki Chaves when it comes to producing his tracks, he shows his skills as a guitarist. Bangkok comes out as an EP, featuring the original mix plus other 4 remixes, including a great remix of Tribal by Timoti.



Bang

Bangkok has been featured in our Spotify playlist Synths of Eden:

Electronic: Moran Gang – Andromedary

And every rhythm is a fire
Just want to be part of your tiles
So let us push these things aside
And start ourselves a paradigm

Capiroto Records presents you Moran Gang, from Stockholm, Sweden, and his single new single Andromedary. He provides us a delicate experimentalism, that shows the subtlety of synthesizers summed by poetic vocals. It’s etheric, starting slowly, growing, exploding with bright lead synth lines and ending gloriously, fading as a message or a blown leaf.

Moran Gang or Nathanael Saposnikoff, comes from Stockholm and generally plays in a couple of different groups and projects. He started producing solo materials under his alias (Nathanael) about 2 years ago and around the same time started to produce music for a dance performance that was more electronically oriented. Later on, he released the result of that show as Moran Gang (the EP ‘Squid Tango‘) and he is working continuously with both projects. The music for Nathanael Saposnikoff is more personal, more analogue, or indie-psych-dreamy oriented, while Moran Gang is electronic oriented, with drops of experimentation. Both projects are all produced by Nathanael throughout the whole process.

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