Chiquita Magic – Adventuras

Whimsical, light and fun: that’s “Adventuras” by Chiquita Magic aka Isis Giraldo in a nutshell. From the squelching synth bass and Reading Rainbow-style staccato synth embellishments the Montreal-based Columbian-Canadian creates a sense of wonder and delight in the single. Honestly, we weren’t familiar with this project until now, but consider us instant fans and definitely looking forward to anything new from the project.

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Petra Glynt – This Trip

A new song from Montreal via Toronto artist Petra Glynt is a rare thing indeed, and the first listen must be cherished. It’s impossible not to be hooked into “This Trip” with all the weirdo loops going on, Petra Glynt’s signature croon and the consistently bumping kick drum. It’s an excellent addition to her already stacked oeuvre.

This single marks the launch of Vibe Over Method, a new digital-only label fronted by Canadian producer Damian Taylor who does a killer remix of this song on the single. Take a trip over to Bandcamp and have a listen.

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You’ll Never Get to Heaven – Images

London’s You’ll Never Get to Heaven have been making impressive and immaculately produced dream/ambient pop for almost as long as we’ve a blog. Now, with Images, they establish themselves as perfecters of the genre, and reestablish themselves as one of our favourite bands in the country.

Alice Hansen and Chuck Blazevic (who occasionally writes for this blog) take their production to new heights throughout the 11 track run-time. Sure, you have heard a lot of these sounds before, but the way they are used makes for a product that sounds entirely unique and new. They also take the project in (dare we say) a poppier direction than their previous outputs. Album opener “Shared Dreams,” title track “Images” and “Wind” are the clear favourites here for us, but each track has a distinct soft flavour that lends itself to multiple listens.

Images is out now on Yellow K Records and through YNGTH’s Bandcamp.

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