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Arbitraire - Compound

Arbitraire - Compound

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Published:
Nov 30, 2015
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Sounds like: Espa, Roseau, BANKS
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Arbitrary: determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle.

Introducing Arbitraire, a three-piece band comprising Andrea, Adrian, and Genji, who have blended their diverse backgrounds in classical, jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music to create some pretty wavy electronica. According to the group, "the common intention behind this project is that there are possibilities, but no need for a must within musical expression."

Their new single "Compound" is a manifestation of just that. A regular, thudding bass line and subtle introduction of different synths and keys are punctuated by alluring, husky, haunting vocals, creating a crescendo of emotion. It's such an interesting track that reminds me a bit of BANKS and leaves me feeling the way I do after listening to Massive Attack's "Teardrops" Safe to say I'm convinced already, and cannot wait to see what the future holds for this progressive new band.

They're debut EP is slated for release in early 2016.

 

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