Modest Medley: Briars Frome, Snowbride, and Clive Tanaka

12 Mar

Hey, can everyone just shut up for a second and listen to these? This medley features music that will calm you, soothe you, and perhaps even heal you. Don’t fight it, just relax and settle in for a few minutes; you’ll be glad you did.

Snowbride – “Rooftop Islands”                                                       

Southern beatmakers, Snowbride takes mind-melt psych rock and pairs it with droning synths. Blissed out and worn, “Rooftop Islands” has its own hazy sheen.

Find Snowbride on Facebook, tumblr, YouTube, and Bandcamp.

Briars Frome – s/t EP

This is a little darker. Briars Frome creates a landscape with the sounds they knit together. Slow and purposeful, the opening track of their EP “(No) Welcome to Briars Frome,” opens up with fuzzy percussion and humble guitars. They really make thunderclaps work as music, which probably isn’t something you hear every day. The rest of the release follows suit, so be sure to give it a listen in full on their Bandcamp.

Find Briars Frome on tumblr.

Clive Tanaka y su orquesta

My beloved Clive Tanaka. Tanaka is a reclusive Japanese electronic artist that hasn’t really ever been “active” in the music scene. Or at least, I’ve never heard a peep out of him since his masterpiece, Jet Set Siempre 1o. This album was a hit at my college radio station, and “Neu Chicago” was our most popular song for years. Nothing can top those steel drums and underwater vocals.

I hope you don’t want any more information on Clive Tanaka. He has nothing on the web except for a very outdated website, so you could do well to just Google him and see what comes up.

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