Her new EP Echoes is part mystical, part stylish electronic music that undulates all over you like soft sea grass. It is a wet sound, with classical and ethnic influences. The video for the single ‘Time” is arresting. It reminds me of Snow White as she croons to what looks like a dead guy in the forest. There are many interesting images in the video and it is open for interpretation. But one thing remains-Jasmin Stone has a voice that is really worth knowing.
Right now the music video for Time has more than 200, 000 views via YouTube and climbing. Echoes will appeal to fans of Goldfrapp and Bjork. And given more time, Jasmine Stone will become one of the important voices in pop music.
Lyrics and music: Jasmin Stone
Musical production and mix: Danton Supple
co-mixing: Marta Salogni
Mastering: Pete Maher
keyboards and back vocals: Jasmin Stone
Drums: Idan Green
Cello: Yuval Messner
Life can be stressful depending on where you are or how you look at it. That is why the idea of having to go somewhere after a hard day at work is such a pain. Why not stay home and listen to music? basicLux Records has gathered the best under its label and chose the the most beautiful track from each artist for your listening pleasure.
Hear out Lemongrass, Gabriel Diggs, Madison Park, Groovecatcher and more…I’m sure you’ve heard them in various sites including YouTube while you were searching for songs with keywords like chill chill-out, house, electronica, dance etc right? So here’s your chance not to look further. They are all here. They are the best and the brightest in the genre.
Don’t Let Go, It’s Easy are just few of the introductory songs that will set you on the mood. The quality is pure and crisp. Whiter you are listening to your expensive headphones like the The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0, Beats Studio Wireless or just the basic Apple EarPods, these compilation emanates that inherent sonic quality that sets the standards! And if you are listening with huge speakers, please pump the volume up and share the music.
I also urge you to check out each artist when you visit http://www.basiclux.net.
I don’t know why it took so long for me to write something about Mr Little Jeans. I remember watching an episode of iZombie. And there’s this track playing in the background. It thought it was a cool tune as it reminds me of Til Tuesday with a bit of Cocteau Twins. Turns out it was Heaven Sent taken from her current album Pocketknife(she is now working on a new album).
He real name is Monica Birkenes. According to her bio, the pseudonym Mr Little Jeans is inspired by Kumar Pallana’s character in Wes Anderson’s film “Rushmore. She is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who is now based in California. Yes she makes awesome tunes that you can take with you to the gym while you do cardio or weightlifting. But there is more. Her music is atmospheric. I think this is what appeals to us-or people like us who dig this kind of style. She also makes fantastic melodies. Her music is really different. She doesn’t rely on loud vocals and generic ‘hits.’ There are moments when she layers her voice to create that ethereal effect, but then again she sets the balance by adding more bass and drums. And yes she sometimes create dissonance through chords and studio effects.
In her single Good Mistake, there is that part during the ad-lib secrion when the songs quiets down into drum and bass. There’s that unique bass line that deserves many Ridley Scott movies! I love her craft and her singing. I wish she continues into that atmospheric path no matter what style she incorporates in her new album.
Once in a while I like being shocked. I love provocative themes. I feel uncomfortable when I have stayed in the same environment for so long because it means I am getting stagnant. Redsulfur by Rakans is an example of a an idea that creates an impact. Perhaps it is challenging in a visual level that draws me in. Or it is the music that sounds provocative and so totally different from what I am used to that tickles my fancy. Whatever it is, something is happening when I listen to the music and the music video.
Rakans is a solo artist. His musical style is a fusion of experimental pop and electronica. With a background in fashion and design, it is not surprise that his visuals are intense.
How about you? Do you like being challenged creatively? Do you hate it when you follow the pattern of the same beat?
Ex- Colapsing Cities artist Steve Mathieson has a new project out called Lunavela. The new track is called Burn for You. And guess what? It’s a perfect summer track. The vocals are easy and the melodies glide like the smoothest Margarita you’ve ever tasted!
Burn for You has an 80s New Wave vibe. I love the chilled electro pop combination and I am sure you will too. Collapsing Cities were the same band that gave us Regrets. I think Lunavela has a distinct sound so different from its predecessor and that is good news! Check out the single below via Soundcloud: