This one has been sitting in my drafts folder for quite some time. Some of the things are more recent, some less.
A synth that is an actual self-contained instrument and avoids the usual piano-keyboard paradigm? Colour me interested!
And now some music!
A friend pointed me to this album (thanks Lijnenspel!). What really stands out here is the amount of distortion/saturation/overdrive that is being used in highly creative and sometimes unexpected ways.
Cool liveset by one of my favourite musicians lately.
BTW he’s also just released a new album.
Opener “Last Dance” is underlaid by a percussive metronome that skillfully gives the impression of stuttering and shuffling at the same time, while guest rapper Nappy Nina‘s seductively off-sync vocals contribute to the song’s dazed feel. Welcoming an expansive cast of musical cohorts into the mix, Nik Hummer provides drone-leaning modular synth support across the project […]https://daily.bandcamp.com/best-hip-hop/the-best-hip-hop-on-badcamp-april-2023
I’m not really into too abstract and mostly percussive music, but for some reason, I’m really loving this one:
This one has been out for a while, it had passed under my radar. Rupert Lally’s take on tape loops and childhood memories.
Last but not least. I’m not always a fan of ambient, but this one ticks a lot of boxes for me: