SINGLES CRUISE

Singles Cruise is cheekily named but focuses on single songs from experimental artists from around the world.

INVOKER – “MEET ME AT THE ESCAPE POD”

Last time we checked in on Invoker the French electronic artist was contemplating cults and extreme religious beliefs. On “Meet Me At the Escape Pod” Inovker’s Deep House is blasted into the stratosphere with spacey synths and agitated bass line that speaks to our collective desire for pure escapism during these incredibly troubled times. From …

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EXPLOITSOUND – “FINDING COMFORT IN THE SHELL OF MY FORMER SELF”

As the name would suggest, the U.S. based ambient artist’s composition “Finding Comfort int he Shell of My Former Self” tracks a move to a brand new city, a shedding of old associations, old routines and former selves to arrive at a pared down, more immediate sense of self. This is reflected in Exploitsound’s composition, …

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MINISMUS – “COUNTERPART” / “END”

“COUNTERPART” The first from our coverage of Minismus’s album Minimalismus, “Counterpart” is a subtle and moving composition that marries inherently emotional piano lines with a growing and evolving violin and synth swell that capture everything not yet sound. A moving composition that showcases U.S. based composer’s ability to pull raw emotion from a few notes …

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LAVEDA – “L”

The Albany, NY based shoegaze band returns with another soaring composition that tracks modern love with a decidedly sympathetic bent to the disconnection we feel from one another. Described as a soundtrack to an imaginary 80’s High School dance, “L” has the same kind of airy lift on the chorus filtered through their characteristic noise-laden …

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ACETANTINA – “PUDDLE OF NITROGEN”

Hailing from Khartoum, Sudan, Acetantina provides a retro-futurist pastiche of aporwave, footwork, j-pop, drum ‘n’ bass influences that relies heavily on glitched edits and samples heavily from Miu Sakamoto’s ‘Eternal’ paired with turntablist edits. The track is an incredibly disorienting and fully engaging post-vaporwave logistics and politics. Worth the listen for the sugar-rush collision of …

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HARK MADLEY – “ANIMAL KINGDOM”

U.S producer Hark Madley has created a completely spacious and three-dimensional composition that hooks the listener with heavy side-chained percussion and once, fully under the track’s sway, reveals a world of wooden percussive elements, lush organic instrumentation, field samples and a pulsating house tempo that keeps the listener entranced by its intensity. Fans of Ki …

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