Earbits has always been about discovering new and exciting music. There are lots of ways for you to find your next favorite artist, that next club banger, or the perfect playlist to suit your mood. Each week our music team works to expand these horizons even more, and we wanted to with you some of our faves with you every week. Take a listen, as our editors bring you yet another way to discover great music.
Jobanshi – neutral lanscapes
Album titles can serve as hints into an their general conceptual aims, but in this case, I’d say “neutral” really belies grand, emotive character of this EP. These are full, sensuous works of symphonic texture, a slow glide over some high-peaked, palatial coastline. Tokyo-based Jobanshi combines a classical composer’s sense for clear, rich orchestration with a producer’s ear for finely-calibrated timbre and the subtle, profound affect of found sounds and electronic glitches. Check out his other new release Herriot Underground in our New on section as well.
Lyric Jones – Jones St.
This debut from the multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Lyric Jones follows in the footsteps of hip-hop and R&B greats Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott. My favorite track is “Loss On Repeat” which features female jazz great Esperanza Spaulding.
Moon King – Secret Life
Chocked for full of amazing texture and fantastic lo-fi production, this record has been in heavy rotation at my house since it first dropped. The deep shoegaze vibes are coupled with a great contrast of awesome 80’s motifs.
The Diamond Light – The Diamond Light
It’s hard to be retro without being contrived, but these guys nail it. No gimmicks, just rock & roll.
Night Drive – Drones
Released in 2013 on Robot Music Records, Night Drive’s synthpop single ’Drones’ takes you on a pretty nice trip back to the 80’s. Featuring remixes from Bit-Funk, Glasnost and Crystal Vision.
Nördfriend – Tears Flowing the Sky
This is indeed a weird album, but weird in a great way. It begins rather dark and eerie, then slowly brings in organic and tribal atmospheres. Often making me feel as if I’m listening to this in a forest.