It’s always great to hear new work from the Antwerp-based electronic artist Styrofoam. The IDM mainstay has been a fixture in that fuzzy line between electronic music and indie rock. On his latest album Political Songs, the artist presents mostly improvised synthesizer recordings that embrace the immediacy of living in perilous times. Styrofoam calls these tracks an “understated call to action and self-education as well as a tribute of sorts to various thinkers that continue to inspire and provide us with a better grasp on world events.”
The single from that album “Political Song for the Lonely City to Sing” revolves around a few interlocking arpeggios and a heavy bass line heaving itself against the minimalist composition.