Autumn Moonlight: Sid’s Balcony, tyypes, Friendly Faces x Simona Boson

Sid’s Balcony

What Sid’s Balcony is doing in the studio is a little different than the average Joe, and it almost makes one want to dance, in a kind of experimental fashion – oh, and wait for the translucent mirage of the chorus to set in, it’ll blow you away.

“Getting Down” is about putting on a cheerful face in social situations even when somewhat uncomfortable and feeling the weight of social anxiety creeping in…

In short, it’s a play on words, meaning being both “getting down” as a dance expression and also as an emotional state of being.

The track is an absolute slow burner. A retro reflection in low fidelity. A sexy tidbit of attitude, style, and electrified resonance from within.

Sid’s Balcony is a sonic reflection that draws inspiration from the deep well of early nineties hip hop and psychedelic dream-pop.

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ttypes is the solo project of Grand Rapids own, Tim Krauss.

The most convenient overlay for the sound of Krauss would be ‘indie’, but from there it creeps ever-outward from ambient instrumental, to piano-pop, to psych-rock, to electronic pop, and other various genres.

Krauss draws a lot of inspiration from the books of Ursula K. LeGuin and writes politically charged music from time to time. But not all the time.

This particular track reworks Beck’s remix of Philip glass’ ‘NYC 73 78’ which is looped, tuned, and harmonized in a heavenly fashion.

The vocals almost resemble poetry more than traditional song lyrics. It’s an iridescent trip through both space and time. A true treat for the underground listener.

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Friendly Faces x Simona Boson

Friendly Faces is an independent psych-folk outfit out of Chicago.

All the project’s music is written and preformed by Cameron Goulder and Griffin Mang, but now features Jakob Morris on the bass guitar. And for this particular single (that came out the 1st of October) features the beautiful Simona Boson.

We hope that you sit back, and fully enjoy this little track of lost innocence. Don’t be a fool.

The track is a sad, moody letter of endearment to the devil himself. Yes, that’s right, Lucifer. The prince of darkness. The Morningstar.

The track is inspired by “Satan is Real” by the Louvin Brothers.

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Published by

Ellis Walker

Poet and freelance journalist.

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