title: Girls Alive
keywords: electronic, experimental
label: Modismo http://www.modismo.cl/
This compilation seems to be one made out of electronic artists who happen to be of the female gender, but most importantly it is a fine collection of tracks of amazingly good quality. So with that in mind, it might be an idea to scroll down this track by track review and download it.. as it is pretty much all excellent material! If you have done that, you might want to scroll back up and read along, but if not; please do enjoy the music!
Riz Maslen has the honor to bite this compilation off. She does this with a track named ‘Pleiades’ which is very fitting to begin with as it sets up a mythical scenery in which ritual and a certain far away holiness is laid out. There is a bell to wake us up and show that it is time to be amazed in a subtle setup of thick sounding music. It could be the soundtrack for a movie, having pretty vocals teamed up with dramatic but empowering strings and a drone like pastry. It is pretty impressive, simply making me lost for words…
After this thematic strong opening Chra comes in with a work named ‘kw23teeeitoriesdel-grain’ which comes across as more lighter orientated than the previous heard production. Here Chra goes for the nifty details in a seemingly minimal approach. She creates a rhythm of soft sounds, a deep woozy synthetic bass sound and pretty sound manipulation. When the ‘snare’ gets flopped in the track smoothly moves us along in a easy to enjoy motion.
The personal favorite tune on this (almost) all girl compilation is this groovy tune by Ema Remedi. It is called ‘Break’ and has this very happy go lucky rolling happy beat to bounce on. This is perfectly find its match with a great sense of rhythm in the groove laid down in a ultra freaky and relaxed synth work. The little injections of high-hats, crashes and soft sweeteners baseline movers really turns this tune into something that makes it hard to stand still on. This is perfect in every sense of the word, so you might aswell like her on Facebook.
Next tune is also one that is one of the good kind. This one is done by Alisú and certainly got the groove too. But instead of being focused on coolness the track also brings a certain sweetness in melodic form to the deep danceable electronic track. The sound progression and effects are purely headphone orgasm material, and has the perfect deeper sense to take listeners on a journey of electronic delight. Alisú creates a deep trance of hypnotic music that comes across as perfectly planned, very pretty and quite mysterious.
A track by AGF sensibly named ‘if you’ throws in a more experimental towel in the ring. The music gets very groovy, dancable but in a way we had not heard before on this compilation. The big difference is the nice cut up production of the voice perfectly integrated with the stylish cute but cool sounds. It has something punk, something adorable and shiny but is also very effective in basically making me dance as ‘if you’ brings down a sunny spirit in the modern electronica environment.
At this moment you have to admit that this release shouldn’t be reviewed on a blog called Yeah I Know It Sucks, but more spread among the professional music magazines. This compilation is great and is a great look into the diversity in the electronic music but also the great quality control is standing out on this fine showcase of female producing talents. The pretty music by female and male duo Laura Hurt & Salo Panik from France is bringing the French vibes to the collection, providing a warm and melodic sounding production with perfect fitting vocals.
Kinética’s Frontera is another irresistible and totally enjoyable dance tune. It has the effective electro baseline that everyone loves, super warm and soothing vocals that seems to function as a synthesizer. The rhythm is very fresh and eclectic sounding, making you feel like you need to snap fingers in a groovy way to do this tune justice. I wish it could have gone one for hours, that’s how pleasant it is.
I’m really impressed by the quality of these fantastic tracks, not that there was a doubt that this wouldn’t be good; but it simply surpassed the goodness and turned into pure excellence! And the pretty sounding ‘Pianokratz’ by Sonae is placed on the perfect spot on this compilation for a moment of taking it in how pretty everything is, was and will be. (After all there is still one amazing track to follow)
The last production is called ‘Your War’ by Riz Maslen and it seriously gave me goosebumps. Little tears could be spotted in the corners of my salty eyes, what a beautiful but heavy sounding song. The melodic experience is leaning heavy on the soul, digging deep to the sensible souls to hum along the battlefield. It’s a thematic production that just like the beginning of this compilation has a cinematic vibe going on, making it a perfect yet sinister end to an amazing collection of electronic music. Recommended? I bet ya! And as unbelievable that it is, it is totally free to do so;