Category Archives: Minimalist

SON LUX – EASY (IDM/Electronica – US)

LA-based genre-bending artist Son Lux (Ryan Lott) has been churning out unique, wildly creative compositions since the late noughties. Taken off his 2013 LP Lanterns (Joyful Noise Recordings), “Easy” is a slow jam which starts with a single repeated note and gradually introduces more elements (claps, horns), with a slow build up and simmering tension under its apparently calm surface.

“Easy” comes with a brand new video directed, filmed and edited by David Terry Fine. Watch below!

Check out Son Lux’s SoundCloud for more tunes and head over to his Facebook for info and tour dates. Buy the music on

OSCAR OSCAR – SEE MYSELF (Indie/Electronica – Australia)

After the success of his recent debut single “Hey Ho”, Brisbane artist Oscar Oscar returns with his next release “See Myself” (Majestic Casual Records), which is a brooding daydream-like experience of melodic electronica.

This track is about introspection and reflecting on the things that really matter in your life. Let yourself be captivated by the music as the synths circle smoothly and drown you in a hypnotic soundscape.

More info and music on Oscar Oscar’s SoundCloud or his official Facebook. Buy “See Myself” on

JAMES BLAKE – THE COLOUR IN ANYTHING (Alt/Downtempo – UK)

James Blake

After three years of relative silence since the release of his album Overgrown, English singer songwriter James Blake finally announced a surprise new full length a few weeks ago. The Colour In Anything was released at midnight on May 6th following a few festival announcements and pictures of mysterious Quentin Blake murals.

The 17-track LP features collaborations with Bon Iver and Frank Ocean (who co-wrote some of the tracks) and is co-produced by Rick Rubin. Blake uses emotion and abstract images in the video for “I Need a Forest Fire” featuring beautiful vocals from Bon Iver.

Directed by UVA, the clip shows various art installations that play with light, shadow and shapes. As the song reaches its climax, a digitally rendered butterfly takes flight for the stunning final shot.

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ONUKA – MISTO (Electronica – Ukraine)

Onuka is an electrofolk project created by Ukrainian electronic artists Evgeni Filatov (aka The Maneken) and Nata, former vocalist of Tomato Jaws and KOOQLA. They are joined by 7 musicians playing keyboards, drums, traditional flute, trombone, French horn, bandura (Ukrainian traditional instrument) and electronic samplers.


“Misto” is taken off Onuka’s debut album, which was presented live on the 17th of October 2014 in Kiev and shot to #1 spot on iTunes Ukraine and then returned to the top of the chart in December.

More tunes on SoundCloud and more info on Facebook. Buy the music on

SON LUX – BONES (Experimental/IDM – US)

Bones is the fourth studio album released by American musician Son Lux (a.k.a. Ryan Lott), who first came to public knowledge in 2008 with his breathtaking debut, At War With Walls and Mazes. Released in June via Glassnote Records, following the single “Change Is Everything”,  this new record is his first album as a full 3-piece band.

Guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang originally joined Lott on his Lanterns tour and the trio quite naturally decided to record new songs together, giving birth to Bones. The Son Lux touch is not lost though: multi-layered arrangements, raspy vocals and lush strings are the pillars of this new album. The songs come across as a clever mix of sharp hip-hop beats and soulful electronica.

Check out Son Lux’s SoundCloud for more tunes and head over to their Facebook page. Buy the new album on