Sunday, 10 November 2013

Elderbrook - New Waves

Ever since the likes of James Blake and The XX arrived on the scene, minimalism has found its space back in pop music again. Less is more is very much back in vogue, with the likes of London Grammar and Lorde being recent additions to the growing pop arsenal of successful acts who keep things simple to find success.

Today we’re introducing Elderbrook (real name Alex Kotz), a UK based singer songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from the fair city of Bath, Somerset, who has caught our attention with a couple of downtempo smackers he’s uploaded to his Soundcloud titled Going and Rewinding. Like all of the above named artists Elderbrook never over stuffs his music, although there are bags of ideas going on in what he does. 

Imagine Alt-J if they’d been gorging on hip-hop records and soul in the midnight hours and you’ll be getting somewhere close to his sound. Elderbrook is very much another musician showing just what you can do these days with modern technology – his Facebook quite clearly showing his music recorded at home – sweet-tempered vocals recorded in the bathroom, snappy skittering beats on his laptop in the lounge. Who needs expensive studios and a team of music wizards behind you to create good music? All you need is a creative brain and the tools to be able to express your ideas. Elderbrook has this package.

Elderbrook - Rewinding

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