Back after a long break, Parisian dreampop wunderkind Anoraak (aka Frédéric Rivière) has just released the brand new Figure EP on his own imprint Endless Summer Music. The opening track, “We Lost”, is a collaboration with long-time friend Slow Shiver, a new project from Italian-born LA-based Valente Bertelli. It’s a nostalgic ballad which offers the perfect balance between Anoraak’s lush synth arpeggios and Slow Shiver’s delicate vocals over a steady beat.
The EP also includes the dreamy, synth-driven “Odds Are Good”, which was featured last year on the compilation Eskimo Recordings Presents: The Orange Collection. This finely crafted tune mixes moody bass lines with 80s-tinged synths and evocative vocals to create a perfect example of sophisticated and contemplative synth pop.
More info and music on Anoraak’s Facebook and SoundCloud. You can now buy the Figure EP on
“Made Of” was first recorded in 2012 by Swedish electro/house band Nause and became a major hit in Sweden. However the version featured here is a complete rework by the hand of fellow Swedish artist Viola Martinsson and it is a far cry from the danceable euro beat of the original song.
Viola Martinsson - Made Of
This dreamy, ethereal cover of “Made Of” was recorded specifically to be used as the music theme for the Volvo campaign “Made by People”. There is no official video for the song but you can watch the long version of the ad below.
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Eclectic avant pop four piece Clock Opera emerged from London’s alternative scene in 2012 with a collection of euphoric synth-powered songs that earned them great reviews and hundreds of dedicated fans. After a three-year hiatus, they are returning with new music that explores the darker side of things in a journey through ghostly chords and profound emotion.
Clock Opera - In Memory
Single “In Memory” is the second sample of the quartet’s forthcoming sophomore album, to be released this summer. Over dark synths and slow-paced drums, singer and Clock Opera mastermind Guy Connelly is joined by Che Albrighton (drums / samples), Nic Nell (keys / samples) and Andy West (guitar / bass) who arrange their musical building blocks around his captivating falsetto vocals to create a song filled with recollections and nostalgia. Free download here.
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Swedish artist Tom Redwood released debut single ”I’ve Fallen For You” on April 1st and the song almost instantly topped the Hype Machine. After only two weeks, it has clocked up over 300K streams on SoundCloud and garnered rave reviews across the board.
The enigmatic Swede marks his entrance with these 3.17 minutes of blissed out electronica. The narrative that is unveiled is the beginning chapter of a relationship that will unfold over the release of future singles.
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Andre Tajchman is a Belgian singer, songwriter and producer now based in London. Andre learnt to play the piano by himself and by the age of 12 he could play classical pieces by ear. His admiration for artists like Billie Holiday or Nina Simone finally got him into singing and songwriting around the age of 16. After moving to the UK and started taking inspiration from modern artists like The xx, James Blake or FKA Twigs, whose influence is clear on his third single “Smoke” to be released on March 7th.
Tajchman released his first two singles “Weird Kid” and “Foe” to great reviews and they were posted on a few blogs, got some air play in the UK and generated positive feedback.
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