Obscure Sound blog

  1. Released today, “Autumn Wind” is a dreamy success from Weston Smith. With lyrics pertaining to “the fear of love with the changing of the seasons,” the track crafts a stunning soundscape that brings forth romantic mystique and yearning. The synth tones throughout project an otherworldly, chilling feel alongside hypnotic percussion. Lush vocals complement well, emerging […]

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  2. “Play Dead Together” is a track released today from Copenhagen-based rock trio The Great Dictators. Citing acts like Yo La Tengo, Psychedelic Furs, and Brian Eno as influences, the band shows a textured, melodic vein of rock on this release. Releasing ahead of the band’s upcoming full-length One Eye Opener on 4/17 (via Celebration Records), […]

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  3. The moving “The Death of a Soldier” is a track released today from Jesse Blake Rundle, capturing the passion and tension of the poem The Death of a Soldier by Wallace Stevens. The Kansas-raised songwriter releases his debut album, Radishes and Flowers, this April, offering 12 tracks that feature the poetry of Wallace Stevens’ Harmonium […]

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  4. Inspired by the Italian pop music that Aaron Joseph Russo grew up hearing in his house, “Espresso” is a lushly melodic success. Dreamy woodwind effects and serene synths combine with understated vocals, which show enjoyably yearning devastation for elongated words. Russo describes the track as “more direct and upfront than my previous stuff.” As such, […]

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  5. SaffeK’s powerful, emotive track “When It Rains” is a soulful rocker with impressively soaring vocals and ample mood. The overall rainy-day lonesome vibes remind fondly of Cousteau’s gem “Heavy Weather.” SaffeK, the project of Israel-based frontman/composer Oren Amitai, impresses throughout here. These initial vibes begin to escalate upon a fleeting woodwind line around 01:20, with […]

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