VITAL will be bringing to light 10 splendid songs you should bury yourself in! Do not expect “genre barriers”!
Extra Ocean – Happy Apocalypse
Writer, arranger, performer, engineer, producer, and publisher Iain Mackenzie releases music under the Extra Ocean alias, and calls it “Happy music for the apocalypse”. Persuasive!
Descending Into Gold – Innocence (me)
Neoclassical meets ambient, folk & post rock, and after pressing play you’ll start “descending into gold”… Highly cinematic!
Bruno Merz – Whangamata
New Zealand’s Bruno Merz delivers a jaw-dropping, chamber pop ear-candy taken off his just released album ‘Dreamers, 1987’
Egopusher – Elenor
Kubrick-level masters of modelling the future (im)possible. Mind-blowing electronica for the “permanent brainfu*k”!
Saint Mesa – Burial Grounds
Chilean American dark folk, cinematic artist Saint Mesa returns with a track about ‘the conflicting feelings of longing to be free from a toxic person, while simultaneously wishing that person could be free alongside you’. Richly textured, complex but utterly rewarding for patient listeners!
lil ink – the curious art of a sisyphean task
Loud, electric, indie electronic not for the faint-hearted!
Nate Wonder & Roman GianArthur – Opening
Nate Wonder and Roman GianArthur’s debut score , a Colin Stetson-esque work which combines dark, orchestral strings with contemporary textures and influences for Lionsgate’s “Antebellum”
French Mouth – Teal
French Mouth’s ‘Teal’ has it all: Energy, anger, catchy-as-hell, loud guitars, 90s vibes, and reminded us of ‘Madonna’-era …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Still not convinced?
Disziplin – Six
Trippy lo-fi house/downtempo treat “from Russia with luv”
Lone Kodiak – Make It a Weapon
LA alternative rock dudes Lone Kodiak combine post hardcore vibrations with post rock lyricism in their latest gem ‘Make It a Weapon’