Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Avant Grade Presents Song For Your Funeral and It’s Everything You Want In A Song

Music today is either garbage or it catches your attention. That’s how I see it, and if it doesn’t catch your attention, that’s fine, throw it in the garbage. Someone else may like it. Avant Grade comes flying through the hallways of Sell Out Records (this site) and presents an urgent piece of music, with equal parts rhythm and layered electronic sounds.

As of late, ambient music has been getting a lot of attention on the blog because artists are fearlessly pushing it out. Avant Grade creates an interesting mix here, putting in elements of all sorts of sounds without the pretense. You don’t have that annoying underlying retrograde tuning, but instead you get a nice bounce and presentation. From percussion to the keyboard sound, there’s a cycle of sounds that really works well. It’s poppy, it’s dreamy, it’s somewhat poignant and reactionary.

You will be hard pressed not to repeat this song over and over again, as it really introduces so much to the mind’s eye, without every really feeling old. It’s the type of tune that you skip to in your imagination, or perhaps find yourself enjoying with a cup of tea, coffee, or a good book. It’s intriguing, like clouds forming animal shapes.

Song For Your Funeral is not a sad piece with trumpets and tears flowing. It’s flowery, but not in a bad way. I find it hard to really frame this one, because it’s so cool. You owe it to yourself to check this out.

You can listen to the song by clicking here. You can buy it on Itunes here.

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