Dave Groszek is a Brisbane, Australia-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer and his solo recording project, Groszek specializes in a very deliberate, ambient yet cinematic electro pop. His latest single “Your Eyes” is an eerily sparse and slow-burning track comprised of twinkling keyboard chords, stuttering and skittering percussion, swirling electronics paired with Groszek’s plaintive and soulful crooning. But underneath the song’s icy surface layer is an urgent, aching desire at the song’s core — and in some way the song is reminiscent of the work of Beacon, Seoul and others, thanks to its plaintive and thoughtful nature.
Daniel Cartisano is a Sydney, Australia-based electronic music artist, producer and vocalist, and his solo recording project MK Grands draws from a diverse array of influences including Tom Waits, Arca, Bon Iver, and Flying Lotus, and in a relatively short period Cartisano has received praise and attention nationally and internationally through features on Triple J‘s Unearthed, HillyDilly, French publications Teez FM and Pause Musicale and GQ Magazine UK among others for a icy and broodingly atmospheric pop sound.
Building on the national and international buzz that he has already received, Cartisano will be releasing an EP at some point in the near future — but in the meantime, his latest single “Hold You Down,” is a sparse track that pairs ominously swirling and icy synths, glitchy beats and Cartisano’s plaintive falsetto as the song slowly builds up with a layer of cascading synths that appear towards the song’s last 45 seconds or so.
The song is centered around the deeply conflicting and intense feelings shared by two people, who are trying to leave each other after being together for a considerable period of time. In other words, it captures the strange push and pull sensation of desire, longing, revulsion and contempt that can frequently come about in long-term relationships. But at the core of the song is the sense that it comes from a deeply personal experience — one that’s paradoxically almost universal for anyone, who’s been in a long-term relationship.
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Comprised of Nick Drabble and Stu Turner, the Australian production team of Set Mo first received international praise across the blogosphere and several major media outlets such as Indie Shuffle, Acid Stag, Hilly Dilly and […]
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