Eno, The Orb, Underworld, Radiohead, and Loscil are a few notable electronic/indie standard-bearers who dazzle listeners with their subtle, sublime, amorphous music. The term “ambient” doesn’t do justice to these artists, who incorporate cinematic features, dub bass, layered melodies and of course, clever rhythmic addition and subtraction. Now, add Edmonton, Canada’s classy five-piece ensemble Faunts to the aforementioned list of dream-inducing sound sculptors, with their new M4 EP as compositional evidence.
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Ghostland Observatory is another one of those bands that is hard to classify musically and draws a lot of attention due to its onstage antics, which include dancing and wearing capes. North America will have a chance to see the Austin-based duo this spring, in a series of live performances around the country. The tour will follow the release of the band's Robotique Majestique album, due out February 26 on Trashy Moped.
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With Super Tuesday now upon us, our man Daedelus is showing his support with a new track titled "Obama." Yes, that most likely means the SoCal producer and DJ is supporting Barack Obama in today's election. The disco-meets-house-meets-rap number is part of his new side project, Fire Magic Blood, which features Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra and Taz Arnold.
Have a listen, then get your ass out of the office and vote.
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