The Underground Forest - Vol 8

This edition of The Underground Forest features; Mallsoft that could be played over a bizarre dance sequence in a 1980s sci-fi movie; a gorgeous acoustic song that sounds like autumn and warm cinnamon; bossa nova mixed with Rnb that sounds like melted butter; eerie electronica made for running through the forest dressed as the corpse bride; and more.

Featuring Landon Price Beats, Ivor Game, Jay Wires,  Farah Elle, Ibrahim Alfa Jnr, Chloe Bodur and Ace Hansel Jr. Go explore!

By Eimear O SullivanMusicngear Editor

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Straight - Landon Price Beats

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I can picture this playing over a thoroughly compelling, albeit slightly bizarre, dance sequence in an 80s-tinged sci-fi movie.

Taken from ‘MALLSOFT Vol​.​2 ヴ​​​ェ​​​イ​​​パ​​​ー​​​ウ​​​ェ​​​イ​​​ヴ’ ( exclusively on Bandcamp), ‘Straight’ immerses you in the seediness of a nighttime world; where you can’t help but dance; bathed in the artificial fluorescent lights of commerce. The groove in this is so good - you can’t help but move. Dive in - it's smooth.

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Autumn - Ivor Game

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If any song was made for walking through the underground forest - it is this song. This newest release from artist Ivor Game has a gorgeous lofi DIY quality; one that radiates warmth, and sounds like the best parts of the season it is named after. This is for crisp walks in the winter air, dressed like a babysitter from the 70s, with a Stephen King book in your shoulder bag, holding a warm cinnamon drink, and knowing that everything will be just fine.

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KABOOM! - Jay Wires

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This has the feel of a classic soul-wrenching ballad; sprinkled with the surreal ambiance of electronic devices. It opens with uneasy piano chords, laced with an icy curtain of reverb-electronic vocals with a haunting human/robot hybrid quality melt in; all hinting at what is to come; escalating in an explosion of emotion and synthesis. 

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Silk - Farah Elle

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Taken from the album ‘Fatima’ - ‘Silk’ is divine, while managing to be both soothing and ferocious. 

Farah’s incredibly powerful vocals soar over the rich arrangement; becoming more and more dynamic as the song progresses. Gorgeous. 

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NPNX -  Ibrahim Alfa Jnr

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Taken from the EP ‘Messier87’, this unfolds across the plains of an uneasy landscape; the complex beats, and unexpected sounds, draw you into a surreal world. You have never heard anything quite like this before.

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Why U Always So Mean? - Chloe Bodur

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There are, quite simply, not enough songs with bossa nova influences. This newest release from artist Chloe Bodur, serves up something I have long been searching for.

‘Why U Always So Mean’ is luxurious and dreamy; a gorgeous blend of jazz, r&b and bossa nova. Taken from the EP ‘RÜYA’, this melts like spun sugar over your ears. Check out the visualizer here

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The Runaway - Ace Hansel Jr

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‘The Runaway’ was written by Jean-Charles Capelli, (ACE HANSEL JR), with composer and producer Mike Batt for the album ‘Songs From Croix-Noire’. Croix-Noire is the new multimedia project from Mike Batt, Jean-Charles Capelli, EMMY-winning writer David Quantick, and legendary Marvel/DC comic artist Mike Collins - and consists of an album, comic book series, novella, and video game. There is nothing I love more than music with a visual concept behind it; ‘ The Runaway’  is gentle and haunting; a mix of fantastic songwriting, acoustic guitar and soaring strings. You can find out more about Croix Noire here.

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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)

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