Monday, April 30, 2012

Beast of the weeK : Active Child - Playing House

It Feels Good

Not since For Emma, Forever Ago has an album so effectively encapsulated pure unbridled emotion, in regards to Active Child; tormented heartache and euphoric joy. A sound created by Pat Grossi, parallels James Blake minimalist dub step, Abel Tesfaye's vocals and Justin Vernon's pure honest lyricism. A highlight of the album "You are all I see, is 'Playing House' which fringes on the darker emotions with an uncertain and ambiguous reflection on past relationships. 
Pat, trained originally as a choir boy has vocals, albeit outstanding on their own, are thickened with a crackling t-pain-esque auto tune. Pat enlists How to dress well a.k.a. Pat Krell to add a brooding self deprecating verse which only amplifies the emotion of anxiety ridden suspicion.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chillax Trax : Bondax - Settle Down Feat. Last Japan

A melodic stew comprised of mellow garage rhythm, amorous lyrics, and wavering synths wafts through your speakings gracing your palette with euphoric loneliness and pure contentment, in Bondax's-Settle Down. With each listen additional tones and textures are discovered, changing the emotion and your understanding of talent and skill these young producer carry. Between the two of them they have a collective age of 35, and an aptitude for music that surpasses that many years.