The Underground Forest - Vol 6

Enter The Underground Forest, a place where you will encounter gleaming brambles of electronic synthesis, the greenery of the Swiss mountains via lofi bedroom pop, eerie folklore -esque electronica, and the mournful, nostalgic sounds of 90s pop/country playing in the wind.

Every month we select our favorite, most imaginative genre defying songs as part of our ongoing series The Underground Forest - this is Vol 6.

Featuring Jay Wires, Cowgirl Clue, Katie Kim, Jaqueline Kennedy, Duett, EFÉ, HappyAlone and Bleach Lab

By Eimear O SullivanMusicngear Editor

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Candle In The Night - Jay Wires

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Candle In The Night is a new release from NYC based synthesist Jay Wires. Enter this immersive world; where an eerie, magical forest of synthesis awaits; a lush blanket of pads and arpeggiated synths, breathing and rising. Layered and contemplative vocals enter, interacting with the gleaming and sentient backdrop; forming one moving unit of truly divine electronic music. Treat your ears. 

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Trailblaze ☆- Cowgirl Clue

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This scratches something I have been wanting for a long time; something reminiscent of the early 2000s, mixed with goosebump-inducing Americana country/pop (one such example being Miley Cyrus’ Slide Away). This newest release from the US based artist and producer Cowgirl Clue fuses these two elements perfectly. Gorgeous, slightly nostalgic pop/country, that feels like it is associated with a memory. It descends into bass fuelled 90s style electronics, and weaves it way between the two states; giving rise to something truly fantastic. Check out the music video for it here

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Balmy Dream - Jacqueline Kennedy

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This is the newest release from Cork based artist and producer Jacqueline Kennedy. ‘Balmy Dream’ features a gorgeously lofi/DIY texture, with gentle vocals easing over the instrumental, giving the feel of a stream of consciousness. The luscious vocal sampling and chopping through are great -  this mellow and daydream-like track embodies its title.

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Duett - Breeze

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Luxurious, chilled glamour - Breeze was released earlier this summer by dynamic UK based producer and engineer Duett. It takes place on a plain of glittering clouds and lacquered 80s allure; featuring luscious pads, a synthesized bassline - giving way to a thoroughly mesmerizing auditory journey.

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Breathe On Me - Happyalone

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The newest release from Irish band Happyalone. ‘Breathe on Me’ features eerie, ice-like vocals, set against a reverb soaked backdrop; before descending into the smooth chorus.

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Eraser - Katie Kim 

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A dark, otherworldly journey to another land and time. Vocals whisper, like those telling a tale around the hushed campfire on an uneasy landscape. A thoroughly hypnotizing work of art.

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Loving Girl - EFÉ

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A gorgeous, hazy bedroom pop-style track that sounds like it exists in the greenery of the Swiss Mountains. If you are feeling down, this will refresh you. 

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Take It Slow - Bleach Lab

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Take It Slow is a dreamy, shoegaze influenced powerhouse of a song; featuring a wall of lush guitar textures and gentle vocals; inducing the nostalgic pangs of youth. This induces the feeling of familiarity, but is something entirely new. 

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Want to be featured in next month’s volume of The Underground Forest? Send your press release and links to <eimear.o.sullivan@musicngear.com>

About Eimear O Sullivan

Eimear Ann O Sullivan is a multi-genre music producer, audio engineer and vocalist. After receiving a Masters in Music Technology from the CIT Cork School of Music, she went on to operate as a producer under the name Blakkheart. Her releases have received critical acclaim from Ireland's biggest music publications, such as District Magazine and Nialler9, alongside receiving heavy commercial radio airplay. She currently works in Cork recording studio Flashpoint CC. Previous clients of hers include the likes of Comedy Central’s Dragony Aunt star Candy Warhol, rapper Darce and Outsider YP. (Photo credit @Fabian Boros)

Contact Eimear O Sullivan at eimear.o.sullivan@musicngear.com