16 Sep

Asava – Bodhi

I never ceases to amaze me how much the small differences in music production can make, two artists can use similar sounds but the way they present them and organise them and compose their music means the quality of output is miles apart and in a day and age when "How to do's" and "Sound like" tutorials are all over the internet and youtube the real differential in good and music comes down to creativity and musicianship.  ...

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02 Sep

Asava – Na Pali

We featured Asava a few weeks ago with their brilliant "Avant Garden", and it's pleasing to say they are back with another strong outing in Na Pali.   There is a lot to like in Na Pali, layers of melody and counter melodies and harmony build over an all to brief 4m25 of filter swept Synth Chords, Strings and wonderfully natural sounding drums. It's a lot less glitchy than avant garden and soundwise the synths are very reminiscent of...

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27 Jul

Asava – Avant Garden (Acoustic Drums)

One of the most difficult things in modern music (imo) is blending the sound of more traditional instruments (things like guitars and drums) with electronic production techniques and Synths without it sounding disjointed or off kilter. There are a few people that can pull it off well and recently we've featured artists like Sorcerer, Tycho, Kauf, and before that Ratatat.   About a week ago or so I was sent a copy of Avant Garden by Philly based Asava, and both Fourbearsjr and I...

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