EDM gets all the hype nowadays, but there are small circles that appreciate the original days where the I replaced the E, making ambient/techno in a smarter, possibly less consumable, manner. On Marie Davidson‘s latest single, it’s clear to me that she’s stepping forward to grab the reins. There’s an immediate propulsion to the tune, though it’s not an out-and-out beat to make the kids pump their fists. Little electronic bleeps burst through while Davidson speaks in French atop her constructed piece. This is the sort of electronic music I can get behind; look out for Un Autre Voyage via Holodeck Records on April 14th.
Austin’s Sungod have countless releases, from full-lengths to EPs, and they’ve just added another release this week, with a new self-titled effort. They’re not crafting music like many of their peers in Austin, which, to my ears, makes them stand out in quite a good way. The single we’ve got below really sounds like this space-aged psych-folk piece of work, and I mean that in an endearing, get you excited, sort of way. But, just as you’ve settled into that vibe, they break the song down with an explosion of noise and ambiance to wrap the track up just under 7.5 minutes. It’s not your ordinary fare, and as such, should be valued great. Pick up your copy of the group’s album from local label Holodeck Records.