Arthur Moon is a wondrous collaboration between Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Lora-Faye and musicians Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Bilal) and Martin D. Fowler (a composer for This American Life). Arthur Moon is also the moniker that Lora-Faye herself goes by. (More on that in the interview.) Arthur’s debut album is out on vinyl now via...Read more
Tag Archives: electronica
I am pleased to present you with the global premiere of her latest single, "Goddess," which finds her once again in the world music vein as she calls on and portrays the Goddesses Athena, Venus, Diana, Inanna and Laxmi as she sings...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Danish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known by her stage name Oh Land, is about as brilliant a musician as they come. The funny thing is, she had no plans of making a career out of music. Although she was born the child of composer...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy “So much to say I’m lost for words,” sings Lamb’s lyricist and vocalist Lou Rhodes as the duo’s new album, The Secret of Letting Go, begins. The song is called “Phosphorous” and it consists largely of piano and strings behind Lou’s ethereal vocals. It has a haunting and intoxicating...Read more
The delicious and highly potent "Moonshine" is the third track to be released from Lamb's The Secret Of Letting Go, which will be out on April 26th, and it's certainly something new from the duo....Read more
As a child of original UK reggae, a student of sound system culture, and a brave innovator on the frontline of the jungle/drum 'n' bass revival, DJ and producer Shy FX has his finger pressed firmly on the pulse of today's British urban music...Read more
If you love "the Bristol sound" made popular by Tricky, Massive Attack and Portishead, among others, then you're going to be tickled pink in a good way by "Bones," the debut single by FFS, otherwise known as For Fucks Sake, the new project by James of Arth...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Arth and Arth make what I would call mood music. To me, mood music is music that can change the whole tone of your day or evening. In the case of Arth and Arth, their trippy and often ethereal music is rather intoxicating, coming on like a painkiller. Your...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Sydney Banta has been known as L.A. Girlfriend for as long as most critics and bloggers can remember. And they do remember her. Most of them raved about her when she put out her first EP roughly 10 years ago and they haven’t stopped talking about her since. Right...Read more
Well, kids, the dance-pop world has two new mascots to worship. One of the guys -- assuming they're guys -- wears a fox mask and the other one wears a human mask except that it looks like he's a human from Gorrilaz. ...
interview by Michael McCarthy I recently fell in love with Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Adaline’s new album Aquatic, which contains a treasure trove of thought-provoking lyrics, sung over some of the most seductive basslines ever recorded and blissed-out beats that mix the organic and the electronic to perfection. I must also add that her...Read more
It takes a good minute before Elohim starts singing on her new track, "Skinny Legs," but it's such an electronic voyage that you won't really mind. Sure, it gets better when she adds her vocals, but it's just fine leading up to them. I'll admit this...
Last October I had the pleasure of interviewing James Hinton, who goes by the name The Range. He's just released a 360 degree, virtual reality video for "Florida," my favorite song from his latest album Potential. The vocals for "Florida" were done by a young woman...
interview by Michael McCarthy Rob Garza is one half of the duo known as Thievery Corporation, which he created with Eric Hilton during the summer of 1995 in Washington D.C. at the Eighteen Street Lounge. Their sound is big on dub, dancehall, house and other types of music, but they are considered pioneers...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy One of the most bewitching albums I’ve heard all year is Rose & Thorn by British artist Wendy Bevan. Not merely a singer/songwriter/violinist, Wendy works in a variety media including film, visual imagery and intense, experiential artworks. To experience any of her work is to step into an alternate...Read more