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June 24, 2022 Psycho & Plastic hit the mark with new song ‘Fragile Targets’

Psycho & Plastic hit the mark with new song ‘Fragile Targets’

Image credit: Christoph Neumann with Sascha Boldt

Psycho & Plastic have released their latest song ‘Fragile Targets’, a neo-classical composition with a distinctively ambient edge. The duo have carefully glued brittle audio fragments on top of a steady bottom of ringing keys.

Stream/ Download: ‘Fragile Targets’

Mots of dust cast adrift in a singular beam cast over an old piano. The pianist rocks steadily as their feet control the mutes of the keys. Lost in their fingers, they express a yearning through an 8-note scale. The listener is held like a breath underwater, gazing up through ripples of distortion. The high notes leap across lily pads, the surface tension breaking away beneath them.

The track feels as if it’s on the brink of surrender. Saddened, yet resolute, it brushes up against a deep sense of loss and vulnerability. We are led on a journey of mourning that we know is fated to be. Resigned to the inner turmoil, we let go only to find ourselves caught adrift in a sea of sound.

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March 4, 2022 REVIEW: Classical composer Olovson shares exuberant album Storytelling

REVIEW: Classical composer Olovson shares exuberant album Storytelling

               Image credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

Emerging artist Olovson has finally released his long-awaited album Storytelling via 1136 Diamond. Olovson is the moniker of part Grammy Award winning musician Jacob Olofsson.  The album features the familiar track ‘Labyrinter’ which calls to mind early silent films with its whimsical, inviting yet mysterious tone throughout. This is the ideal track to reminiscence with or just enjoy as is with its comforting mood.

Stream/ Download: Storytelling LP

‘En Mi Lado’ is a gentle yet lively track with cascading piano notes that divert toward a more playful direction. A track for all the children at heart that can appreciate a classical tune or two.

‘Ruth’ surprised me the most, it’s one of the most toe-tapping tracks I have heard in a while in terms of classical sounds. Other acoustics collide with the signature piano structure to create this exhilarating track – brilliant.The final track ‘Leaving Home’ creates an equilibrium of sadness and joy with its instrumental dips and rises, which definitely sums up the feeling of leaving the nest. 

In conclusion, this album is an exuberant listening experience for young and old souls looking for a listening oasis to absorb themselves in for as long as needed.

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July 1, 2021 Composer Olovson shares indulgent ambient music video

Composer Olovson shares indulgent ambient music video

Music producer Olovson indulges neo-classical fans and beyond with the feathery and simplistic track ‘Book Are Flying’ via 1136 Diamond. Today, the composer has shared the video for the track and let us just say it’s every minimalist aesthetic lover’s wildest dream. Directed by animator Gabriel Böhmer, the ‘Books Are Flying’ video plays around with black and white, depth perception and basic shapes to create an unreal visual experience for anyone who watches this work of perceptive art and craftsmanship. 

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The man behind Olovson is none other than music producer Jacob Olofsson, who forms part of the Grammy award-winning duo Jarami. The Olovson moniker was created as a break from Jacob’s mainstream reputation and we could not be more excited with this debut single. If you cannot get enough of this debut track, do not fret as Olovson is soon to reveal his debut album this October. ‘Books Are Flying’ is something out of the music producer’s depth and it certainly excites him without a doubt. He previously commented on socials: “Been working on some new music lately and thrilled to finally share this project with you all very very soon!

Adapting to a new pace in his music and career, Jacob is sure to pick up traction in the months to come with his solo album release. The Olovson project has already been seen support by the likes of  BBC Radio 6‘s Nemone, who is currently standing in for Shaun Keaveny. We won’t sleep on this minimal track, as we have no doubts there will be more to follow soon and that it will be just as magical. 

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