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Watch “Starlight” by SAFIA 

I have enjoyed discovering many new Australian acts this year, yet, it is equally as nice to return to an older favourite electronic-pop outfit and take in the latest release. Aussie beatmakers SAFIA’s tracks “Make Them Wheels Roll” and “My Love Is Gone” featured heavily in my music picks for 2016. They came from the trio’s debut album “Internal” which set the band on course for plenty of tour commitments. As you would expect in the interim there has since been some chill time taken by SAFIA, but it seems they are now raring to let us into their music space once again. As they have begun to sneak one or two new tracks out recently, and are going in a new direction with current offering “Starlight.”

The track is a dedicated slab of EDM, fitted with a grinding future-forward groove. It features breathy, spectral vocals which have seen a brush with autotune vocoder technology so they glint with cunning otherworldliness. And to befit a track titled “Starlight.” Because we haven’t heard much from the band of late, and since there isn’t really much of 2018 remaining, SAFIA have gone all out on the tracks music video and made it visually extra special.

The band refer to the clip as the multiverse video. SAFIA explain…

“At its heart “Starlight” is a song about letting go, all the creative choices represent that sentiment so we wanted to create a video that continued on with that theme. For this reason, we wanted to make something that was world building and indicative of the song’s journey. Hopefully, this cosmic visual journey created will encourage you to get lost in the world of “Starlight“.

The chart-topping Aussie’s have also delved into the world of virtual/augmented reality with this track, working with VR/AR artist SUTU on the official artwork, which comes to life when you view it with the Eyejack App.

The four-minute clip is a visual feast of regally coloured nebulas, representing yet to be discovered interstellar universes. If you think about it, the theme suitably slots in nicely with the bands signature trait of crossing frontiers with their music. The band are currently working on their next album, hopeful they’ll be smashing out even more of their genre-defying tracks during the next 12 months.

Connect with SAFIA
Twitter: @SAFIAmusic

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Watch “Temptation” by All Hail The Silence 

When the news broke in October from All Hail The Silence that the duo are finally going to release the debut album, we have been craving for some time. I can’t lie, it felt as though Christmas had arrived early. BT and Christian Burns have already bestowed the single “Diamonds in the Snow” on us, as the first taster from “‡(DAGGERS)” which arrives, January 18th on 14 track double CD and double vinyl LP. But with time rapidly counting down to the festive holidays and similarly the album release, AHTS have dropped off another focus track “Temptation.” Which I might add ramps up the levels of excitement to a far greater place than I had imagined possible.

It is the use of analogue synthesisers which is making me particularly giddy for this release. As you will see for yourselves in the accompanying music video for the track. There are plenty of these fantastic keyboard beasts being made use of in the making of “‡(DAGGERS)“, In fact, I gave a sharp intake of breath as a close up of a Fairlight graced the screen. This was only the start of the clip. A few more seconds in, we get to the see the full glory of BT’s working studio. OMG, there are, so many keyboards, housed in that room. It’s like a wonderful Aladdin’s cave of electronica and BT is definitely the genie-us who is masterful of all these vintage machines.

The sound of the synths on the song are, vastly, grand and the melody falls in line with Vince Clarke’s style of production as per the iconic hits he composed as one half of Erasure. Christian Burns voice proves it is the right tool to compete with these stellar machines with power and command being put to use to it’s fullest. It is a match made, in electronic, workshop heaven. After watching and listening to this track, it made me think about when was the last time the Fairlight got to bask in the spotlight like this in recent times. Was it Darren Hayes spectacular 2007 album “This Delicate Thing We’ve Made“? Gosh, unbelievably that is eleven years old already… it’s about time the majesty of the Fairlight charmed the electronic pop world again. With these two phenomenal tracks under their belt, BT and Christian Burns are showing everyone they are the perfect musical act to see this through, giving the project everything they’ve got. This being done in, unquantifiable doses of, passion, commitment, and enthusiasm.

Connect with All Hail the Silence
Twitter: @thesilence

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