24 January 2015

HUNTAR - "ALL THAT I WANT" (POP, UK)


Huntar is a South-East Londoner with an exquisite skill at producing sweltering R'n'B retreats filtered with stark electronica and smooth pop ideals. Emulating the likes of FTSE, Raffertie and Alex Clare, the secretive and mysterious Huntar is a proverbial music phantom who lets the music talk on his behalf.

"All That I Want" isn't the soloist's most recent musical affair, but quite frankly we couldn't give a damn; the expansive nature of this record is utterly sublime and woozily gives way to intricate aural intrusions: tentative clicks, rumbling tribal drums and cascading reverb slush. Cosmic in places, blackened in others, not only does Huntar ensure the instrumental background portrays the story of "All That I Want" but so does the vocals and lyrics. Sincere, brooding and soaked in emotive arterial pangs this is cathartic electro-pop smothered in an urbanised resin to the absolute fullest. We have a lot of love for Huntar.

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IVY AND GOLD - "HEADLIGHTS" (ELECTRO-POP, UK)


Ivy And Gold are the London duo of Jamie Davies and Rachel Wilkinson, another male-female tour de force joining the likes of IYES, Avec Sans et al who assertively stroll forth with enviable harmonies and rousing choral upheavals. Their EP "Smoke And Mirrors" is a salivating mix of breathy pop tinged with electronic attraction.

The latest instalment from the highly revered EP is "Headlights" which further enhances the pair's production ethic; simple yet refined music intricately laced with towering choruses and pristine vocal impact throughout. Contorted digitalism and dehumanised whirs intersperse circumspect piano resonance and crackling beats. "Headlights" stumbles between stark electronic exploration and solid pop foundations albeit with a certain finesse that reminds us of Purity Ring or Keep Shelley In Athens. London has yet another music act to be proud of.

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