OMAMA – July

OMAMA – July

The winner of the Andromeda Coast Obscure Music Artist of the Month award goes to…. The Midnight   Stats: Total Listens: 90 (70 in July) Top tracks Lost And Found Days of Thunder Los Angeles Runners-up: FM-84   Who is The Midnight? The Midnight is an 80s, Synthwave, Retrowave, and band comprised of. At the time of writing this, they have 6,522 “likes” on Facebook, which gives them an Obscurity Rating of 6. Pretty obscure! Similar to the winner of last month’s award, Futurecop!, The Midnight taps into the 80s nostalgia with excellent effect. Arp synth basses, simple and catchy beats, synth toms, ripping 80s-style electric guitar leads, saxophones, etc. I can listen to their songs over and over! The Midnight is a fantastic band which taps into the 80s style that I grew up listening to, while also throwing a more modern twist to it. With dance-able beats, driving grooves, and delicious cutting leads, The Midnight is a band I can listen to over and over again, and I know I will be for years to come. Soundcloud...
The Silence Magnifies The Sound: Instrumental Music

The Silence Magnifies The Sound: Instrumental Music

There’s something remarkable about Instrumental music. Don’t get me wrong, I listen to plenty of lyrical songs as well. Many of my favorite bands include lyrics and vocals. Yet I always come back to Instrumental music at some point. I’ll listen to Instrumental music for a while before finding a new lyrical band, or rediscovering an old one, then I’ll go back to Instrumental. The cycle continues. I don’t know what it is about Instrumental music that makes me continue to come back to it, and to want to create it. I’ve always enjoyed Instrumental music, but I didn’t know of many good Instrumental bands growing up. There were The Ventures, and that was pretty much it. When I was around eight years old, I found the first Instrumental song that I really loved. The song was called Paradise Lost by Icehouse. But my fondness of Instrumental music really began in High School. I was listening to some Relient K songs on Youtube when I stumbled across the song Terminals. I immediately began listening to Terminals non-stop for the next several days. It had the classic Relient K feel, yet it had the added bonus of being very much electronic (Everything is better with synthesizers). I discovered that Terminals was produced by some guy named Adam Young of a band called Owl City, so I decided to check him out. Owl City instantly became my favorite band. I had never heard electronic music like Owl City before, and I devoured it.   As I continued to listen to Owl City, I discovered that Adam Young had created many Instrumental projects before...
OMAMA – June 2016

OMAMA – June 2016

The winner of the Andromeda Coast Obscure Music Artist of the Month award goes to….   Futurecop!                   Stats: Total Listens: 675 (75 in June) Top tracks Take My Hand Manic Pixie Dream Girls Into Your Heart   Runners-up: Mint Julep Who is Futurecop!? Futurecop! is an electronic, electro, electroclash, 8bit, valerie, synthpop, and synthwave band from Manchester England. At the time of writing this, they have 30,842 “likes” on Facebook and 28,823 listeners on Spotify, which gives them an Obscurity Rating of 1. It is fitting that Futurecop! would kick off this series, as they are also my all-time most “scrobbled” artist on Last.fm with 675 listens. I know I have listened to Futurecop! a lot more than that, however, as not all of the listens were tracked. Regardless, Futurecop! is a fantastic band which taps into the 80s style that I grew up listening to, while also throwing a more modern twist to it. With dance-able beats, driving grooves, and delicious cutting leads, Futurecop! is a band I can listen to over and over again, and I know I will be for years to come. Soundcloud  ...