Doldrums is a musical venture produced by Canadian artist Eric Woodhead.
As a part of a larger community reacting to overhype and plasticity of modern youth culture and it's ultimately alienating nature, his music deals with - or helps him deal with - the loss of the individual in an increasingly altruistic society. Doldrums music reflects this societal change on the personal level, as a member of the last generation to remember life pre-internet and 24 hour status updates. His androgynous voice comes across mid-panic attack, floating in a sea of chopped up samples, disembodied vocals and tribal percussion. Spearing between electro-hallucinogenic freak outs and languid nostalgia his tracks somehow manage to elevate classic pop melodies above a sample saturated sound collage.
His music is mostly influenced by that of his friends such as DDMMYYYY and Grimes who he toured with last spring, the references he makes to pop culture have a placed artificiallity and unfamiliarity to them. Doldrums is emotionally vindicating sonic exploration- a fractured mirror image of what our post-internet culture has become.
Doldrums is full circle from the pinnacle of pop to the depths of the underground. A revolving door going too fast to get out.
Woman's Hour are a four piece band based in London, formed in 2011. The band consists of siblings Fiona Jane (vocals) and William (guitar), along with Nick (bass) and Josh (keyboards). Their stripped back music plays with dense sounds and dead space, held together by patient grooves and an upfront honest delivery.
A dimly-lit, sweaty underground basement full of metallic, dripping tap beats and electronic bass drums... the familiarity with dubstep lulls the listener into a false sense of security by creating a morbid and cryptic atmosphere to the tempo of the tracks... he uses fluttery but affirmative and robotic vocals and a dark come-down of dance bass samples. It echoes more recent Burial releases but without the R’n'B aspect. Satisfyingly haunting and with influences as diverse and intriguing as Givenchy’s haute couture, The Petting Zoo by Jim Carroll and even the seven last sayings of Christ, you’d be hard-pressed to find another single worth listening to on those muses alone, speakers with a sub-woofer would be an advantage.
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