By Kavit Sumud | January 13th, 2013
I believe great, electronic music should have some feeling behind its soundscape. There are so many amazing producers out there these days (*cough* Clams Casino *cough* Memory Tapes), that there really isn’t reason to settle for production that’s like sound vomit tied up neatly together in a nice sheen (*cough* Skrillex). When genres are first figuring themselves out, that’s certainly allowed, but these days there is no reason to listen to a song that lost the feeling of its soul in the studio.
Sometimes, that feeling can be epic, and sometimes its small-scaled nature can grant it grandness. And this Ryan Hemsworth track falls into the latter. This tracks bubbles like lava below the surface of your heart, punches a wall, and tears out your hair in frustration, all in its short time span. Its emotions are eponymous with its title, and you are transported to the few moments when you’ve tried to shut out a bad love interest from circling your mind.
This track comes from a recent Friends of Friends (FoF) Compilation. FoF invited cutting edge producers to give their vision for the future of music. And I think this Hemsworth track, coupled with the insane increase in synth quality and production over the next few years, means that artists who don’t use their electronic music to connect to the humanity in their listeners are going to get left behind in the dust.