Tag Archives: melancholic

May 03

Glass Animals – Icky, Gooey Tunes!

It has indeed become inceasingly difficult for Indie bands to attract attention. The first time I heard the song “Gooey” of Glass Animals I was like, wow nice bass! Second thought: Did he just say: “While my naked fool, fresh out of an icky gooey womb?!“ I became suspicious, so I checked some interviews and found […]

August 15

Bonobo – True Master of Downtempo

This post is dedicated to man, who should have deserved to be on this blog way earlier than many other performers on the Lane. The roots of the multi-talent Simon Green, aka. Bonobo, go way back to the year 1999 when his debut album “Animal Magic” hit the market – a pioneer of the downtempo […]

May 12

Jose Gonzalez & Junip: Agents of Dark Pop

When writing this post it is May 12th 2013, we should be outside enjoying intimate togetherness, dabble in the waters of our surroundings or jointly running on meadows. Hence the music should be blithe, sound and happy. Yet mother nature gives us another spring of incalculable weather and temperature-depressions leading to a lack of emotions. […]

November 28

#Spotlight: Wekeed, Monitor 66, the Establishment & Hard Mix

Welcome to Spotlight, a new highly compressed format of presenting music at the Lane. Spotlights will feature condensed snapshots of artists of which very limited information is available – they may become the next big thing or simply perish in the masses of artists. One thing that is certain: They have managed to draw attention […]

September 01

Télépopmusik – Seductive Fall melodies

Télépopmusik are one of THE founding fathers of the chill-out and lounge genre. The three guys from France co-exist since back in the 90ies and produce wonderful backing tracks including soft-synth and electronica influences. Despite the trio, also known as “the French techno craftsmen”, mainly produce more mellow and subtle beats the guys claim that […]

August 29

Washed Out – Lo-Fi Chillwave

Washed out, aka Ernest Greene, was known of collaborating with the band Bedroom before deciding to go separate ways. The reason for the split-up was the different direction of music the two projects had in mind – Greene decided to focus more on calm Chillwave tunes. After secluding himself from the world (by writing profound […]

July 09

The XX – 100% heartbreak warfare

From the Putney-district London (UK) founded in the very early stages of their school days. A place which -quite obviously- seems to accommodate quite some talents, considering the fact that other bands like Hot Chip of Four Tet have been at the same school as the XX. The band’s first single “Crystalized” was said to […]