Obscure Sound blog

  1. The captivating “Allnite BB” is a track out today from 5thPlanet, a New York-based project. Featuring an enthralling build-up with various synth pieces, rhythmic expansions, and hints of dreamy vocal backings (from Linda Gardens), “Allnite BB” is a thoroughly successful electronic production. Pulsing, effervescent synths maintain the structure, amidst a flurry of synth-bass reverberation. Several […]

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  2. Fantasy by John War Another success from John War, who impressed with several tracks last year, “The Difference” shows a new side. Aesthetically reminding me of Toro y Moi in its electro-pop allure, the track traverses through several memorable sections. The pulsing synths in the intro do well in building climatic engagement. 01:12 brings a […]

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  3. The sweepingly melodic “Hold Me After” represents the second single from Midnight Garden‘s upcoming album, Blue Tomorrows. A reflective synth-pop charm is apparent from the get-go. “In every problem, there’s always doubt in every move,” the lush vocals begin over a hypnotic synth-forward push. The bridge leading into the chorus shows spacey, serene synth additions […]

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  4. Projecting a feeling of much-deserved tropical escapism, “Cope Trip” is a hooky track out today from Wilderman, the project of Rob Gungor. Based out of Marfa, Texas, Gungor makes the track’s intentions as a quarantine anthem clear from the opening lyrics: “Looking like lockdown / Feeling like a zoom out.” The subsequent chorus — “time […]

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  5. A spaced-out and nocturnal hip-hop success, “Time Flies” is a stellar track from Don Artyone. Past the two-minute mark, the vocals show a lower-pitched yearning — the melancholic, soulful tones resulting in a fully convincing aesthetic. The production, in general, reminds of Tyler, the Creator’s recent, expansive production work — with the addition of some […]

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