Sometime in 2009 or 2010 I downloaded this album from somewhere but can’t remember how and where I got it originally. It kept coming on my random playlist while listening to music on my computer and every time it did, I was like “wow, who is this? it’s really cool” so today I did some binging and found his bandcamp page. Turns out he’s from the Philippines and has a ton of music on his bandcamp! However it looks like his most recent release is from 2011.
I’m currently trying to make contact with him though to see what’s up and if he has any interest in releasing some new music. Until then, I highly recommend “Listen!” It reminds me of what could have happened if Air collaborated with Brian Eno for an LP. Really great stuff, especially the songs “Sorrow” and “Touch The Sky”.
Show this talented musician some support!
Posted in Ambient, Dance, Digital Releases, Electronic, Experimental, New Age
Tagged air, brian eno, indie, philippines, synthpop, vocoder
I can honestly say this is one of the coolest albums I’ve heard in a long time. I learned about it while reaching out to people on facebook about my Manasota vinyl project. One of those people I sent a message to was Rita Ro. She said she’d check it out and shared her music with me too. I checked it out and I’m glad I did. I’m actually pretty shocked this doesn’t have more support on Bandcamp. Let’s see if we can change that? Rita’s song structures combine a tribal feel with modern electronics, field recordings, piano, guitars, melody harp, mexican flute, synths, harmonium, toy violin, programmed and live drums, and dreamy vocals. Despite the use of electronics, the overall feel of MILK is incredibly organic. It’s very experimental, but at the same time is incredibly accessible and catchy. There’s a balance of elements rarely captured in modern music. There’s a real sense of nature that comes through and her vocals are equal parts haunting and memorable. Excellently produced and skillfully performed, Ro has a true talent and this one is definitely worth the price of download.
Posted in Ambient, Artists, Digital Releases, Indie, Media, New Age, Pop, Rita Ro
Tagged best 2015, dreamy, Experimental pop, Italian Synth Pop, psychedelic, UK