Free Music Monday! Young Magic - "Sparkly"
VIDEO: "Sparkly" (Dir. by Dylan Wiehahn) - http://youtu.be/2ydYhTG4LbI
STREAM: "Sparkly" - http://soundcloud.com/carparkrecords/young-magic-sparkly
The immediately fruitful collaboration brought forth singles "Sparkly," "You With Air" and "Night In The Ocean," all of which were fitting indicators of the band's chameleonic sound, heavily informed by West African rhythms, Brainfeeder hip-hop, UK bass, and 60s psychedelic soul. Young Magic's full-length debut, Melt, comprises both of these tracks-as well as their B-sides-and expands on their varied aesthetic, at once electronically sequenced and completely organic. Containing recordings from 10 different countries, the album flaunts new facets at each turn, letting-as on "Watch For Our Lights"-rough samples from distant lands coalesce with drum machines and distorted synths. "Night In The Ocean" and "Jam Karet" put soaring synth pads around the higher frequencies while deep kicks keep the songs grounded, allowing Isaac and Melati's vocals to float in synchronicity between. And with its shifting rhythm, open structure, and layers of echoed vocals, closer and highlight, "Drawing Down The Moon," hints at crystalline take on UK garage: a last dance from a collection of short stories from around the world. With a sonic mélange of vibes on a debut that remains cohesive and distinctly their own, it will be exciting to see where the trio's tastes will guide them next.
Young Magic will release Melt via Carpark Feb. 14, 2012.
Bandcamp - http://youngmagic.bandcamp.com/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/youngmagicsounds
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/itsyoungmagic
Official Site - http://cargocollective.com/youngmagic