SINGLES CRUISE

ALVINOS ZAVLIS – “DANCING WITH THE DEVIL”

As most things -post, Alvios Zavlis’s track “Dancing with the Devil” takes on many different forms and speaks with different voices. The U.K. based musician moves from ominous ambient tonal phrasings to fractured neo-classical melodies plucked out against strange time signatures, combining these into a climax that keeps everything an inch away from spiraling out …

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VISHWAS – “DISTANT”

The India-based multi-instrumentalist Vishwas has created a highly emotive, beautifully drifting composition with “Distant”. Starting with a pensive piano chord arrangement over and through a ebullient drone, “Distant” gathers a surging momentum behind it that continues to build until it’s intensity decreases. It’s a beautiful and contemplative track.   Listen on Spotify

BOGDAN BELYAEV – “WITNESS”

“Witness” is full of lovely twisting and turning piano melodies that burrow and find space within the warm sonic landscape that Belyaev has created on this track. Drones and bathwater warm tonal shifts are carried into one another while piano lines weave throughout, a gently knotted composition that stands up to multiple listens. 

ELIJAH BISBEE X ELSKAVON – “DEAR GEORGE”

“Dear George” is a gorgeous collaboration between Cleveland, OH ambient artist and Minneapolis soundscaper Elskavon. Beautiful overlapping tonal passages are draped over shimmering piano lines that enter and fade into the pallor of the track’s drone. there is an overall lift on this track – a leaf caught in the wind updraft that flows pretty …

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NATHAN AELI – ” ~ O ~”

“~ o ~” is an acoustically strummed track that takes cues from Animal Collective’s “Campfire Songs” and early 00’s Freak Folk revival to create a completely immersive soundscape that wrestles between percussive  pattern-building and wistful nostalgia. The Swedish artist’s voice reaches a distinctive whine on during the chorus – a natural pitch-shift that snaps the …

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FATHER SHEED – “NONE YET, REALLY”

“None Yet, Really” begins with downtempo bliss firmly in place. Well worn hi-hats and snares snapping like dried twigs against concrete replete with intersecting percussion lines, ebullient synth lines and disembodied vocals. About 4 minutes into the song a shift occurs that takes the entire song into a different musical hemisphere. The tempo and intensity …

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BORRTEX – “THOUGHTS”

Borrtex is the name of Daniel Bordovsky – a young artist from Prague, Czech Republic who composes piano-led neo-classical work that possesses an inherent cinematic quality to it. “thoughts” is a contemplative work buoyed by electronic beats and a strong, nostalgic, lead.    Listen on Spotify