Creative Space Cadet is the electro-hop project for Tom Feltenberger, from the USA, to deliver his thoughts on the world around.
Creative Space Cadet
The most recent song to be revealed – Bound 2 The Police State – which came out a few hours ago, contemplates of the narrative of State and Population by which the US is increasingly riven, with resultant sectional social insularity and polarisation of perspective.
The power of the music by Creative Space Cadet is that although the mood of thought is frustration it isn’t delivered in screaming furiosity, rather mellowed electronica which extends an arm towards all, while searching for answers on how to rebuild connections rather then seeking to further wedge clefts in to silos.
The US soul-groove outfit Maxwell Cabana released the single Texas on the 12th.
Maxwell Cabana – photo credit – @jacobdysinger
Texas is a tad over five minutes song of dipping hips and smooth groove that washes the room in mellow tones in which the listener becomes interwoven with the snaking guitar that flickers through the ears with a luscious layering of subtle synth forming a soft foam which balances a teetering jazz rhythm bass and drum kit while the vocal slithers in and out of focus.
Although not a song to pull out at the start of a party evening, Texas (which is available on bandcamp) is an essential for the playlist for when the mood starts to drift towards partners canoodling in quiet corners.
The most recent song to be released There You Go – which came out on the 12th – is a beguiling tapestry of dampened acoustic guitar which lays as a mellow backdrop to a voice which the listener wishes they could carry in their head each and every day and pull out whenever frustration with the world around arises, to calm the moment.
The sparkling clarity and range of the vocal finds the audience cocking their head, akin to an attentive puppy, whilst allowing the washes of the voice to circle the room.
If there is any justice remaining in the music industry, Dana Williams, will find a break to become a household name across wide geography.
Andrew Goldring is a haze-rock project from the USA.
Like a mirage shimmering over the horizon the latest track to surface – Lost In The Motion – fills the room with an entrancing mellow flow of gazey delayed guitar, dreamy vocal, subtle effects and a percussion which holds the composition steady on its course.
Lost In Motion (available on bandcamp) is a song that is best approached whilst laying back with closed eyes – to allow the gently undulating composition to slow down the neurons firing around the brain resulting in the listener emerging, some, two hundred and sixty two seconds later feeling they have received a massage which has untied all the hassle induced knotted muscles of daily life.
Currently only one song is around, Hollow, which was released on the 8th, though word arrives of an EP in the offing.
The combinations of electronica and natural instrumentation immediately capture notice and the audience finds themselves intrigued to explore where the slightly poppy blend of rock riffs is heading and once the stupendous vocal enters the fray there is no turning back. With some fortune, for those of us who are not very good with pop-music, discover that as the track develops so the intensity of the rock infusion builds – to create a song that requires immediate replay just to ensure Hollow is as good as was initially thought, only to discover it is even better.
I look forward to hearing more by Mel Denisse – the person who is NIGHTS.