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Klis is an experimental artist who is well known as the creator of the “sequential music method”. He produced the first ever sequencial music tracks in 2011, and today he’s back with a compilation album featuring various artists using this new alternative method that any fan of Electronica music will enjoy!
I’m glad to have the opportunity to review the work of all these innovative producers. Various Artists: Compiled By Klis – ‘Sequential Music: An Alternative Approach For Experimental Minds’ is an album with 10 tracks that will please our ears when they’re in need of a sonic massage. We have this album with us thanks to the independent record label Micro Spiral.
The opening track “What” by Delta, reminds me of Kraftwerk, as it sounds very robotic, cold and futuristic. The second tune is “Never Again” by Delicasession, you just know it’s going to be an eerie Electronica/Experimental track at the very first seconds of being played.
The next one is “Seqret Sequence” by Kin;Aesthetic, it’s like a Downtempo/Atmospheric song with rich electronic beats. Let’s say these beats are “original” as the concept of the whole album. On the other hand, “I’m Leavin’ (Sea Quenchin’ Blues)” by The Unknown Stuntman, features a variety of melodies and vocals, with an influence of Blues. It seems that the music has been sliced in different parts with an interesting experimental technique.
“Particle 4” is another tune by Delicasession, I would describe it as an incredible Electronica song with a monotonous bassline and bells. This is something new that appeals with every listen. The sixth track is “Wubwub” by Klis, it has a distinctive minimal sound. The kick drum is the most prominent part of the song.
My favorite tune on this compilation album is “Get Radikal” by Freethos. It was made for a rave, it reminds me of The Chemical Brothers somehow, and I love the mixture of techno and spacey synths. The next song is “Blipper”, originally released in 2011 by Klis, this tune serves as a great example of what is known as the sequential music method. I like the rhythmic structure because of its unique sound.
I found “Helium Baboon” by Glass Ark Maniac keeping the same music style as The Unknown Stuntman’s song “I’m Leavin’ (Sea Quenchin’ Blues)”. This track features different music elements of Electronica, all separated and then reunited in one song. Again a very creative concept!
Finally, we have the last track called “Igor’s Jelly Castle” by Scaling as Karma. This track sounds like if it was part of a Sci-fi film or a TV series.
In conclusion, I see a great potential on all these artists because they can produce this style of music for the media that require a musical composition based in a futuristic theme. Enjoy it!
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Notaker’s “Infinite” Facilitates Your Sonic Journey to Another Universe
Imagine sailing through time and space in a world of endless stars, watching the earth fall away from sight on a fateful and uncertain pilgrimage to a distant galaxy. Even if you never dreamed of being an astronaut, Notaker‘s newest track “Infinite”, to be released on mighty Monstercat, will take you on an epic adventure to your mind’s wildest destination. Stepping away from his usual progressive sound for a more futuristic and digital vibe, Notaker is here to be our commanding astronaut on our journey to another world.
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Before he ever started producing music, David Nothaker – better known as Notaker – was fascinated by science and space, especially the concept of something having no end. For “Infinite”, he was inspired by the limitless quality of the mind; our minds can take us places our bodies will never be able to, and oftentimes music serves as a catalyst to facilitate that passage. Inspired by legends like Hans Zimmer, Deadmau5, and Eric Prydz, Notaker specializes in creating an atmosphere around his productions to immerse the listener in the story of his sound, rather than just the track itself. He has certainly achieved that with “Infinite”, so stay tuned for more sonic experiences coming from this promising up and comer soon!
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Video Premiere: Boys Noize feat. POLIÇA – Starchild
Today, Boys Noize reveals the video for his third track of the upcoming Mayday album, “Starchild” featuring Poliça. The video is shot by LIL INTERNET in Miami and stars Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh.
Director LIL INTERNET explains the background of the video director LIL INTERNET: “The original inspiration was a harrowing film released last year by artists Alli Coates and Signe Pierce called “American Reflexxx.” The film, which depicts a masked woman walking through Myrtle Beach with violent results, ended up showing that Frankenstein narratives of persecution and misunderstanding of the “other” can unfold very easily in real life and in real time, even today. With Alli and Signe’s inspiration- and blessing to do the video- I set up a similar scenario with Poliça in a narrative of an alien falling from space and landing in South Beach. We put her in a nude bodysuit and a clear raincoat and walked around and basically just filmed what happened. Poliça is just a naturally magnetic performer- she elicited immensely beautiful moments- and while we didn’t have a result nearly as violent as Alli and Signe’s film, we did end up capturing deep emotion and complicated responses in scenes that lie somewhere between fantasy and reality. There’s many layers you can extract from the responses we captured, and I could talk forever about them, but most importantly I have to thank Poliça for her gorgeously ethereal- and incredibly brave- performance (there were more than a few extremely uncomfortable moments for her), to Alli Coats and Signe Pierce for the inspiration and giving me the OK to do this video, and of course for Boys Noize for giving me free reign to do several videos for him over the course of this album release, all of which were adventures in themselves. I do recommend watching American Reflexxx as a counterpart to the “Starchild” video, and thinking about what both videos say about humanity and society – and if there is anything we need now more than ever, it’s empathy for the “other,” whoever the “other” is to you.”
EDM Remix of Pia Dean’s Latest Track “Gone” feat. Scarlet Cox
Check out songwriter/producer Pia Dean‘s latest remix of “Gone”, featuring the emotive vocals of Scarlet Cox.
“Gone” is a superb dance/pop remix and one of Pia Dean’s finest moments to date! An excellent hands-in-the-air dance tune which is sure to set any club on fire! This special remix was produced for all EDM fans young and old. Enjoy it.