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Spooktacular Tracks Ft. Francesca Blanchard and Hieronymus Harry

Francesca Blanchard

Francesca Blanchard is a French-American artist & producer based out of Burlington, Vermont. Her music infuses super-pop arrangements with complex emotional subtleties of experimentalism.

“je sais plus quoi te dire” is a parody of emotional indulgence at its absolute finest. A true trick, or treat.

Inspired by the French Ye Ye Pop era of the sixties, the track is a nonsensical cry for a long lost lover’s attention. An instant classic in our book!

When Francesca isn’t on stage or in the studio, chances are she’s hiking somewhere in the mountains.

Hieronymus Harry

Hieronymus Harry returns to the blog with a jester-like yet down-home fancy. The track waxes and wanes, but in the end, the folk-laden grandeur of the single shines bright.

The track is a hypnotic – spellbound infusion of twangy guitar solos and euphoric wails that explore the mystic meanderings of fulfillment and oneness with the cosmos.

“It’s about finding that bright, comfortable space within yourself where others can come and meet you. We meander in and out, but finding contentment with its absence can be the quickest way back in.”

“Radiant Planet” is the second single off of Hieronymus Harry’s debut album, The River of Doom, which arrives to streaming platforms November 11th! We can’t wait to give it a spin!

0044: Bobby T. Lewis – No One Never Said It (2022)

On October 23rd, a Sunday, in the year 2022, Bobby T. Lewis released his latest EP No One Never Said It on the independent label, Santa Rosa Records.

“I wanna understand what goes beyond the sky.”

The album is a yearning of sorts. A yearning for beauty. A yearning for understanding. A desire to know a thing that can never be fully understood.

“Time to bring it down and bring it down with fire!”

Words are simply words. Words merely scratch the surface of intent. They are mere utterances we’ve connected with insufficient meaning. A true conundrum as we trudge ever deeper into the nuclear age.

“It’s in a no man’s mind. It’s with no man’s hide. It’s with no more lies.”

The nostalgic EP was recorded in Seattle, Washington. And beautifully mastered by Chris Hanzsek. The project is dedicated to a dear friend, Doug Smith.

Keep up with the latest happenings of Bobby T. Lewis, both visual and sonic, by visiting his website and Bandcamp. All hail analog.

https://linktr.ee/bobbytlewis

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.

Follow Sid’s Balcony on Instagram.

tyypes

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.

Keep up with tyypes on Instagram.

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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ty’s experiment626 [spotify exclusive]

The structure of this original track is inspired by Erykah Badu’s “Green Eyes”.

The demo was produced in-house using an electric guitar and midi keyboard, and the final version includes additional instrumentation layered over top of it.

Most of the lyrics are freestyle – spontaneous in nature. In short, the track is a meandering reflection on existentialism, fear, the ego, and the desire to just let go of it all, and give into the inner darkness of creativity.

The production quality is superb, the experimentalism is otherworldly, and the ensemble as a whole is just quite simply a sublime sonic experience to behold.

Be sure to check out the rest of the EP on Spotify.

Keep up with ty on Instagram.

0043: J.R. Gilmore – Lay Your Head Down (2022)

On October 9th, the night of the hunter’s moon, J.R. Gilmore released “Lay Your Head Down” on the independent label, Santa Rosa Records.

The EP was written and recorded by J.R. Gilmore, mixed by Kramer, and mastered by Bobby T. Lewis.

The project is dedicated to my old dog, lost love, and my mother.

Follow J.R. Gilmore on Instagram. And stream the new EP on Spotify.