Suie Paparude - Noul Album

Suie Paparude – Nevazutii

“The Unseen Ones” is this song’s title, and is it well-chosen. It starts with a gentle flow while mysterious sounds surface through twisted textures. Then, dark beats summon The Unseen Ones. And while they may be unseen, they are definitely not unheard. They live inside this song, and each time it is listened, they get to play around with the ever-changing imagination. This piece is both an atmospheric masterpiece and a body mover.

Von Spar - Garzweiler

Von Spar – Omonia

A master class in sound architecture, this dark electronica piece builds up through two superb crescendos until reaching a dancefloor-melting climax. There’s a vast array of sounds and details to take in, among which is an amazing and infectious use of samples. This is easily one of the most adventurous songs I’ve heard in years.

Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass - Passages

Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass – Sadhanipa

Ravi Shankar, one of the world’s most renowned sitar singers joins vibes with Western classical music composer Philip Glass. The result is a playful culture fusion journey, full of positive energy and daring moves. Instruments dance around each other, drawing countless patterns. There’s enough creativity here to satisfy the hungriest of ears.

I recommend listening to the entire album, called “Passages”.

Igorrr - Hallelujah

Igorrr – Cicadidae

It’s almost unfair, perhaps even rude that such a song dares to work so well! It’s one of those pieces that courageously defy categorization. One thing’s for certain though: it’s intense! And it’s almost impossible to „story-tell” it, so I won’t even try.

Challenge: count the unique instruments, samples, special effects and patterns in this song. Then, compare with some song you can hear on the radio. Chances are that mish-mash extraordinaire Igorrr will win by an order of magnitude.

Khonsu - The Xun Protectorate

Khonsu – A Dream Of The Earth

The melody starts with a sort of riffing that is so flawless during its repetition that it feels like synthesizers are at work. But the “techno-metal” part of the melody is soon a distant memory, as waves upon waves of other robotic creations join in the song. And then, the mechanical riffing only serves as a contrast for the layers of reverbed instruments and echoing singers (male and female).