We at Audio UX firmly believe in sound’s ability to evoke passion, loyalty and inspiration. We are constantly inspired by musicians of all styles and genres within the ever-growing mosaic of music in the public sphere.
The frenzy and chaos at the top of the music charts sometimes leaves some of the best new albums in the dust. Here are a couple of lesser-known gems to throw onto your Spotify list this Spring.
- Yves Tumor
- "Serpent Music"
Publicly elusive, creatively mysterious and all-around smooth experimental god, Yves Tumor takes us to new heights with last year’s Serpent Music. Prepare to be bathed in a dream-like, atmospheric panorama of sultry, groovy experimental funk and soul.
- Les Halles
Les Halles, moniker of French lo-fi ambient musician, Baptiste Martin brings us another installment of his kaleidoscopic auditory landscapes. This time it’s all pan flutes, tape loops and gentle, noisy synths.
- Julianna Barwick
Julianna Barwick has been killing the vocal-based ambient game since her debut release in 2009. Her latest offering shows off a new, perhaps darker side. Her genius on Will scored her an impressive 8.2 on Pitchfork. She’s certainly not to be missed.
- Andy Shauf
- "The Party"
Andy Shauf, an impossibly unique indie virtuoso gave us his second album last year. The Party - a semi-concept album with lyrics depicting a night of unanticipated social encounters is refreshingly distinct and beautiful. Shauf plays all the instruments (besides the strings), giving it an unrivaled intimacy.
- Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek
German electronic minimalist Jan Jelinek paired up with Japanese vibraphone virtuoso, Masayoshi Fujita for their impressive sophomore release, Schaum. Exoctica has pretty much been in a coma since the late 1960s. However, one could argue that Schaum is an evolution of the once provocative and vibrant genre. Prepared vibraphone and abstract electronic textures wrapped in astral spring reverbs come together to make a modern space age masterpiece.