You know what? A world without Prince is (just about) bearable when it contains Janelle Monáe, and unlike the recent "Make Me Feel" this is pure scratchy catchy electropop goodness courtesy of Grimes.
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Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
"Holding Out" - Adrian Underhill
This tune lives in the Dirty Projectors/Merz intersection, which is rarified space.
"Colours After Midnight" - B.Visible
Rhodes meets arps, bit of scratchy electronic percussion? Don't mind if I do.
"Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays" - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Mo' lurid innervision-esque nostaligic pop existentialism, mo' money? Amirite?
"Wayside" - Renata Zeiguer
I adore the way this song evolves - it's deceptively simple, yet full of left turns.
"Take It All" - Helena Deland
It'd be lazy to say this smacks of "Protection"-era Massive Attack. And I'm really lazy. But you shouldn't be.
"Speaking Of Ghost" - POLIÇA + s t a r g a z e
You know the story: haunting, sparse orchestration meets electronic percussion meets girl.
"Health Machine" - Sam Evian
This song is my new obsession. The chord progression is so broken and yet stunningly pretty. And when the saxes deploy. Oh. My.