[video] Yujen – “Try It Over”


Beautiful in its simplicity

A few months after the release of their EP No Aware Yujen and the melodious voice of Chet Faker are back with an original video for “Try it Over“.

The overlapping of roads in an unraveling sequence, like chasing your own thoughts backward, is taking and fuses with the beautiful track.

Watch the official video for “Try It Over” by Yujen below!

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  [Song] Chet Faker – 1998 (listen here)

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[video] Banks – “Drowning”

The R’n’B goddess Banks is back with a new video for her song “Drowning.” Let’s be honest, it’s beautiful and probably because she is beautiful.

The song “Drowning” takes on themes that are central to Banks‘ lyrics: love, attraction and how feelings can pretty much f*ck you up. The slight touch of anger that can be perceived in her voice is however what really gives her songs its peculiar intimate ambiance. It pulls you in and “Drowning” and its video is no exception.

Watch below by clicking on the image! (I couldn’t embed this video so a link will do it for the moment)

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For the pleasure of the eyes

Her first album entitled Goddess, coming after two Eps released in 2013, will be out September 5, so make sure to check it out once released!

She will be touring a bit around Europe during June and Jully. You can see all of her dates here.

For those in Japan who will be there this summer, Banks will also be playing live at Summer Sonic on August 16 in Osaka and August 17 in Tokyo. There is a huge line-up, so it would be really a waste not to go to this event, which I would argue this year is more interesting than Fuji Rock. I envy you all.

I will not be able to go so I will just comfort myself with her latest music video.

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[song] Banks – “Brain (prod. by Shlohmo” (listen here)
Shlohmo is really one of those producer who set himself apart from the rest. Check his soundcloud for more!

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[song] Grant Bowtie – “Reach”

A while ago, Asutralian producer Wave Racer was granting us the fabulous track “Streamers,” to which you could imagine yourself with your friends racing in jet-skis carried forward by the waves, sun high up the horizon. And afterwards, go back to the shore and enjoy a cup of good coffee. Or is it just me?

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Another track with the same tropical power is highschooler Grant Bowtie‘s magistral “Reach,” a track whose atmosphere is coined right in the name. It is part of the album (or compilation?) Monstercat 017 – Ascension from highly recommended Monstercat.

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But back to Grant Bowtie and “Reach” itself!

It starts, it grows, it explodes and brings you to another sky where you feel not so far away from bliss. The heavy synth leads in this track really bring the power of the sound forward, and the hatched beat just makes “Reach” a good ‘electro head-banger,’ a term not yet in the English dictionary. Notice also the solo lead in the second half reminiscent of some “quite” famous electronic French duo.

Listen to Grant Bowtie‘s fabulous “Reach” below!

Happy mood is on the go!

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[song] Ryan Hemsworth – “Ryan Must Be Destroyed (Wave Racer remix)” (listen here)

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[ep] Yujen – No Aware


A band picture to the image of their music!

Yujen, an Australian trio released the ep No Aware only a few hours ago via Soundcloud. It seems that this ep also marks their arrival on Facebook so make sure to like their page if you like them. But wait… why should we care about all of this?

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Yujen had had a song up on Soundcloud for six months called “Try It Over,” who reached the 200k views. The reason behind it? It’s an amazing song with an atmospheric soundscape that makes it even chiller than Chet Faker who lent his voice to the track. The Australian singer, a big name, is thus to account for the attention that “Try It Over” got.
It was a great marketing move, deliberated or not, and its presence on No Aware as the second track of the ep is a smart choice.

Chet Faker - Promotional picture for "Try It Over"

Chet Faker – Promotional picture for “Try It Over”

But the ep No Aware goes beyond that relative success by bringing other beautiful tracks that you might not have expected from the band after hearing their collab’ with Chet Faker.

The other tracks of No Aware are not sung and are instrumental pieces creating a very ambient and planning sound that can inscribes itself in a soft Chillwave (or what I define as Chillwave, but that will be discussed later in a different post).

Out of the lot, I recommend the brilliant fifth track “Minor Observations” who include some ambient vocals, or let’s say ‘murmurs’. Do yourself a favour and listen to it before sleeping, or you might not perceive the vespertine beauty of such a track.

Listen to No Aware by Yujen below!

What do you guys think? Are they artists to keep an eye on?

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  [music video] The Acid – Fame (watch here)

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[art] e-Boy : Who would have guessed that Habbo could be art?

e-Boy (“Godfathers of Pixels”) is an art group that exists since 1997. And no, what they make as art works are not game landscapes but images made out of pixels (like any images on your computer) in the visual style of what would be computer painting before HD existed. Cool before it was cool.

What really impresses with this is the number of details you can find in their works. Actually, most of them are huge-scale boards, and finding interesting scenes is really part of the fun when looking at them.
This is the irony of e-boy’s artworks. While using a style in itself simplistic, it compensate for the abstract imagery by the immensity of scale and the numerous scenes depicted with a touch of humour.

e-Boy has thus been quite prolific and has accumulated critics acclaim as well as big brands’ attention.

See for yourself some of e-Boys‘ pieces below!

















Big up for Kings of Summer!

If you liked what you saw, make sure to check e-boy’s official website!

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[video] The Acid – “Fame”

After almost a year passed since the release of their self-titled EP, The Acid today released a video clip for the bewitching song “Fame.” This comes as a delight, first as a video directed by Ry X himself with Dugan O’Neil, second as a video for my favourite track of the EP and of the band to date.


Like other videos by Ry X, “Fame” is set in abstract terms enveloped in darkness. Men perform ritualistic dances under blueish neon lights, giving away visually what the song gives aurally.

Watch “Fame” by The Acid below!

What do you guys think of it?

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  [live] The Acid Live: 2nd and 3rd of June in the UK! (watch here)


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[EP] Baths – Ocean Death, ep

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Baths had already gratified us with the opening hypnotic track “Ocean Deathavailable for listen last month. Now that the whole EP of the same name is out on Anticon Records, let’s take a closer look.

Ocean Death clearly relates to the album Obsidian (2013) in tone and ambiance.
Baths seems to have put forward on that EP an eerie soundscape, notably by using atmospheric ambient vocals, especially on tracks such as “Orator” and “Yawn“, the two concluding tracks of the EP. Backing up the lyrics or the melody, they might well be the representative element of the EP itself, giving it its essence and making it a niche where you can comfort yourself in loneliness, which is a departure from the frantic joy of Cerulean (2010) and titles like “Cerulean” and “Animals.”

Ocean Death is therefore a delightful piece for fans of Baths, with “Ocean Death“,  “Voyeur” and “Yawn” climbing up to my top 10 favourite of this artists’ songs.
However, don’t mistake Bath for being an artist producing “social music” that you would put on with your friends to create a good mood. This is an EP to enjoy alone, a thing that my favourite cafe might not have understood.

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Listen to the best tracks from Ocean Death by Baths below!

Track list:
1 – “Ocean Death” (listen here)
2 – “Fade White”
3 – “Voyeur” (listen here)
4 – “Orator”
5 – “Yawn” (listen here)

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