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  • Fernando Triff

Weekly Discover #16


In the heart of our sixteenth edition of "Weekly Discover," we extend a heartfelt invitation to embark on an extraordinary odyssey through the realms of sound. Prepare to immerse yourself in a symphony of electrifying pleasures, meticulously curated to awaken your senses and ignite a fervent passion for musical exploration.


Join us as we unravel a treasure trove of the freshest and most exhilarating tunes, meticulously handpicked to compose the perfect soundtrack for your daily adventures. Each selection promises to captivate, inspire, and transport you to newfound sonic landscapes, where the boundaries of genre blur and the essence of musical artistry reigns supreme.


In the universal language of music, we find solace, inspiration, and unity. "Weekly Discover" serves as your steadfast companion on this journey, offering a platform to rediscover virtuosos, unearth hidden talents, and reimagine the possibilities of sonic expression. Whether you're drawn to infectious rhythms or soul-stirring melodies, our curated collection awaits, ready to rekindle your love for musical discovery.


Step into a realm where genres seamlessly blend and boundaries dissolve, allowing you to carve your own sonorous trail through the vast landscape of sound. As you traverse this musical mosaic, prepare to uncover emerging artists, delve into diverse sonic textures, and experience the thrill of musical enchantment in its purest form.


Join us on this rhythmic journey, where every note is a step closer to self-discovery, every melody a testament to the power of human expression. Welcome to "Weekly Discover 16" – where music meets adventure, and the possibilities are as endless as the horizon of sound. Let the exploration begin. 🎵


Unraveling the Enigma: Gregory Lioi's "Why Can't Taylor Swift?"



In the ever-evolving landscape of pop music, there are few artists who dare to challenge conventions and carve out their own unique path quite like Gregory Lioi. Renowned for his ingenuity in blending captivating melodies with thought-provoking lyrics, Lioi emerges once again with his latest electrifying creation, "Why Can't Taylor Swift."


This refreshing electro synth pop anthem delves into the enigmatic allure of pop sensation Taylor Swift while cleverly dissecting the complexities of her romantic endeavors. In an era where Swift reigns as an icon of both musical prowess and romantic intrigue, Lioi's track offers a fresh perspective, blending infectious beats with witty observations.


From the get-go, "Why Can't Taylor Swift" hooks you in with its pulsating rhythms and irresistible hooks. It's a sonic journey that invites listeners to ponder the intricacies of fame, love, and the ever-elusive quest for lasting relationships. Lioi's lyrical finesse shines as he navigates the dichotomy between Swift's superstar status and her turbulent love life, delivering lines that sparkle with both wit and insight.


Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, Gregory Lioi shared, "Taylor Swift is undeniably one of the most intriguing figures in pop culture today. With this song, I wanted to celebrate her undeniable talent while also exploring the complexities of her romantic journey. It's a playful yet poignant reflection on fame, love, and the human experience."


But "Why Can't Taylor Swift" isn't just another catchy tune. It's a testament to Lioi's status as a visionary artist who fearlessly pushes boundaries while delivering music that resonates deeply with audiences. His adept fusion of electronic elements and pop sensibilities creates an immersive sonic experience that is as infectious as it is introspective.


As the song makes its debut on all major streaming platforms, fans and critics alike eagerly anticipate the next chapter in Gregory Lioi's musical journey. With each release, he reaffirms his place as a trailblazer in the industry, leaving an indelible mark on listeners worldwide.


So, if you're ready to embark on a sonic adventure unlike any other, tune in to "Why Can't Taylor Swift" today and join Gregory Lioi as he continues to redefine the boundaries of electro synth pop.



Exploring the Ethereal: Mark Mallman's "Seen My Own Ghost"



In the realm of indie rock, Minneapolis has long been a hotbed of talent, birthing legendary musicians whose sounds resonate far beyond the city limits. One such luminary is Mark Mallman, a true icon of the Minneapolis music scene and a pioneer in his own right. Mallman, known for his boundless creativity and unapologetic originality, has once again captured the essence of his artistry with his latest release, "Seen My Own Ghost."


This vibrant new single marks Mallman's debut on the esteemed indie label Hygh Tension Records, under the stewardship of Soul Asylum's Ryan Smith. With "Seen My Own Ghost," Mallman embarks on a sonic journey that is both haunting and exhilarating, weaving together elements of indie rock with a distinctively retro flair.


Drawing inspiration from the iconic sounds of the 80s, Mallman infuses "Seen My Own Ghost" with the same energy and innovation that have defined his illustrious career. In a nod to Michael Jackson's timeless hit "Billie Jean," Mallman deliberately incorporates familiar snare and synth sounds, lending the track a nostalgic yet contemporary edge.


But "Seen My Own Ghost" is more than just a homage to the past; it's a deeply introspective exploration of the human experience. Mallman delves into the complexities of relationships and personal growth, poetically capturing the ephemeral nature of memory and self-reflection. As he aptly puts it, "You see your past self in the present when you remember a difficult relationship. It’s like looking at a ghost of yourself."


As "Seen My Own Ghost" makes its mark on the indie rock landscape, fans and critics alike are reminded of Mallman's enduring influence and innovative spirit. With each release, he continues to push the boundaries of his craft, reinventing himself while staying true to the essence of his artistry.


So, as we immerse ourselves in the ethereal sounds of "Seen My Own Ghost," let us celebrate the boundless creativity of Mark Mallman—a true visionary whose music transcends time and space, leaving an indelible impression on all who listen.



Unveiling Emotional Landscapes: The Riveting Journey of "Mellow Drama (Remix)" by Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions



Embark on a mesmerizing musical odyssey with "Mellow Drama (Remix)," the latest release from the enigmatic collaboration between Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions. This dynamic remix delves deep into the emotional complexities of a pre-diagnosis of Bi-Polar 1, offering a poignant exploration of intense emotions and personal struggles.


Hailing from diverse backgrounds, with members spanning from Park City, Utah, to Melbourne, Australia, Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions bring a wealth of musical influences to the table. Their versatile sound seamlessly blends raw emotion with contemporary sensibilities, resulting in a sonic tapestry that is both haunting and evocative.


At the heart of "Mellow Drama (Remix)" lies a narrative that celebrates the transformative journey before the diagnosis—a journey fraught with highs and lows, joys and sorrows. Through haunting lyrics and evocative melodies, the band invites listeners to immerse themselves in the emotional rollercoaster of the human experience.


With acclaimed performances and recognition in various music circles, Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions have solidified their status as purveyors of innovative soundscapes. Their latest release is no exception, offering a musical narrative that defies boundaries and expectations.


As you listen to "Mellow Drama (Remix)," you'll find yourself transported to a realm where emotion reigns supreme—a realm where every note is infused with meaning and every lyric resonates with truth. It's a testament to the power of music to capture the essence of the human spirit and to transcend the confines of language.


So, whether you're a longtime fan of Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions or a newcomer to their captivating sound, "Mellow Drama (Remix)" promises to be a journey worth taking. Elevate your playlist with its powerful resonance and immerse yourself in its spellbinding beauty.



Exploring New Frontiers: Northern Trails' "Through The Grain"



In an era where music often feels manufactured and overproduced, it's refreshing to stumble upon a band like Northern Trails. Hailing from the scenic landscapes of Uppsala, Sweden, this quintet embodies the raw essence of Americana while infusing it with the infectious energy of pop rock. Their latest single, "Through The Grain," serves as a testament to their commitment to authentic storytelling and genuine musicality.


Released as the first of four singles planned for the spring of 2024, "Through The Grain" encapsulates the Americana spirit that Northern Trails holds dear. What sets this track apart is its ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia while simultaneously carving out new territory. It's a delicate balance that the band navigates effortlessly, thanks in large part to their singer and songwriter, Thomas Isberg.


One of the defining characteristics of Northern Trails is their approach to recording. Eschewing the polished confines of a professional studio, the band opts instead to capture the raw energy of their performances in intimate settings like someone's home or their rehearsal space. This stripped-down approach lends an authenticity to their sound that is often lacking in modern music production.


"Through The Grain" was born out of a desire to pay homage to those pivotal moments in life when clarity suddenly dawns, and new horizons beckon. Whether it's the culmination of a long and arduous journey or the simple pleasure found in a glass of beer, the song captures the essence of transition and transformation.


Rooted in Americana, 90s Britpop, and Swedish indie pop traditions, Northern Trails' music transcends genre boundaries, offering listeners a rich tapestry of melancholic melodies and genre-crossing pearls. Formed in May 2022, the band's lineup solidified with the addition of keyboardist Thomas Strömbom, culminating in a quintet that is as dynamic as it is talented.


With their debut EP, "Hearts Went Frozen," released in November 2023, and "Through The Grain" now making waves, Northern Trails is poised to leave an indelible mark on the music scene. Their journey has only just begun, but if their past successes are any indication, there are undoubtedly great things on the horizon for this Swedish sensation.


So, as Northern Trails continues to put love in the hands of maniacs, we eagerly anticipate what the future holds. Join us as we embark on this musical odyssey with Northern Trails, and let their melodies carry you through the grain to new and exciting destinations. Cheers to the journey ahead!



Unveiling the Raw Emotion: Marky Wildtype's "Tell Me Again"



In the vast expanse of the music scene, where genres blend and boundaries blur, emerges Edinburgh-based artist Marky Wildtype, armed with his latest single, "Tell Me Again." This track serves as the vanguard of his upcoming second album, "If Destroyed Still True," promising a sonic journey that challenges conventions and embraces emotional depth.


"Tell Me Again" isn't just a song; it's a declaration—a bold statement of intent. Wildtype unveils a new sonic palette, blending grinding basslines, pulsating synths, and irresistible hooks. The result? A genre-defying anthem of righteous anger that sets the stage for the emotional rollercoaster ride awaiting listeners in his forthcoming album.


Wildtype's musical journey has been one of evolution and experimentation, honing his craft under various guises over the years. From providing the buzzsaw guitar backbone of the heavy-rock-meets-trad instrumental alt-folk band, The Jig Show, to stepping into his own spotlight as a solo artist, his artistic trajectory has been nothing short of captivating.


"If Destroyed Still True" represents a bold leap forward in Wildtype's artistic evolution. With deeper songwriting and exploration, enriched instrumentation, and refined production, the album promises to captivate audiences while delving into the emotional aftermath of tumultuous times.


At the heart of "Tell Me Again" lies a snarky howl of rage, anchored by an insistent bassline that, quite literally, came to Wildtype in a dream. The lyrics, attempting to reconcile an aspirational 'try to be kind' mentality with unrepentant narcissism, resonate with a raw authenticity—a testament to Wildtype's ability to channel personal struggles into compelling musical narratives.


Influenced by a diverse array of artists spanning Taylor Swift to Deftones, Wildtype's music defies easy categorization. Instead, it weaves together threads of inspiration from across the musical spectrum, resulting in a sound that is uniquely his own.


As "Tell Me Again" reverberates through speakers, it serves as a reminder of the power of music to articulate complex emotions and spark introspection. With Marky Wildtype at the helm, "If Destroyed Still True" promises to be a captivating exploration of the human experience—one that invites listeners to embrace the full spectrum of emotion and embark on a transformative musical journey.



Exploring Inner Turmoil: Tony Leonardi's "I Don't Care"



Chicago-based musician Tony Leonardi unveils his latest sonic offering, the energetic alt/indie rock anthem, "I Don't Care." As the second single released by Leonardi, this track delves into the artist's inclination to sidestep personal problems—a sentiment many listeners will undoubtedly resonate with.


What sets Tony Leonardi apart is his DIY ethos. From writing and recording to production, Leonardi handles every aspect of his music from the confines of his Chicago apartment. This solitary approach has allowed him to craft a sound that is uniquely his own—a fusion of alt/indie rock sensibilities with introspective lyricism.


Influenced by a diverse array of artists including Radiohead, Tame Impala, and MGMT, Leonardi's music defies easy categorization. Instead, it draws from a rich tapestry of influences, resulting in a sound that is both familiar and refreshingly original.


"I Don't Care" serves as a candid exploration of avoidance and non-confrontation. The verses delve into the theme of ignoring personal issues, while the chorus—a cacophony of infectious melodies—serves as a distraction from these underlying problems. The song's outro, with its unresolved chord progressions, mirrors the lingering nature of unresolved conflicts—a poignant reflection of the repercussions of avoidance.


The genesis of "I Don't Care" can be traced back to Leonardi's experimentation with sampling, inspired by artists like Madlib. The intro, initially conceived by Leonardi and later flipped to become the chorus, serves as the driving force behind the song—a testament to the artist's innovative approach to songwriting.


As Leonardi continues to hone his craft, "I Don't Care" stands as a testament to his ability to translate personal struggles into compelling musical narratives. With its infectious energy and introspective lyricism, this track invites listeners to confront their own tendencies towards avoidance while immersing themselves in Leonardi's captivating sonic world.


Tony Leonardi's "I Don't Care" is more than just a song—it's a reflection of the human experience, encapsulated in three minutes of raw, unfiltered emotion. As Leonardi's musical journey unfolds, one thing remains certain: his voice—both literal and figurative—will continue to resonate with audiences far and wide.



Finding Serenity in Soundscapes: SAMBOX's "Cocooning"



Step into the tranquil realm of "Cocooning," the latest single by SAMBOX, a French music producer and composer. With delicate melodies and Asian influences intricately woven into its fabric, "Cocooning" invites listeners on a soothing, comforting musical journey.


Picture yourself enveloped in a world of warmth and delicacy, where each note is a gentle whisper, lulling you into a state of serenity. The infusion of traditional Asian instruments creates a dreamlike landscape, transporting you to a place where dreams come to life and peace reigns supreme.


"Cocooning" isn't just a song; it's a refuge—a musical sanctuary where every word is a caress and every note an embrace. SAMBOX, along with cellist and composer Anita Barbereau, crafts an enchanting atmosphere that invites listeners to surrender to softness and lose themselves in its tranquil embrace.


Recorded in SAMBOX's home studio, "Cocooning" is a testament to the duo's commitment to bringing sweetness and comfort to their listeners. With influences ranging from lounge and ambient to jazz and world music, SAMBOX's music defies easy categorization, offering a diverse sonic experience that resonates with audiences worldwide.


While "Cocooning" marks SAMBOX's latest offering, their musical journey spans over a decade, with their music appearing on numerous CD compilations worldwide. Anita's background as a former cellist with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra adds depth and richness to their collaborative efforts, elevating their compositions to new heights.


As you immerse yourself in the soothing melodies of "Cocooning," let go of the chaos of the world and allow yourself to be carried away by its gentle currents. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and surrender to the tranquility of SAMBOX's musical oasis—a place where softness reigns supreme and comfort is found in every note.


In a world filled with noise and distraction, "Cocooning" serves as a reminder of the power of music to heal and soothe the soul. So, sit back, relax, and let the enchanting melodies of SAMBOX carry you away to a place of inner peace and serenity.



Diving into the Depths: Herman Martinez's "Immortal Jellyfish"



Prepare to embark on a sonic journey like no other with Herman Martinez's latest record, "Immortal Jellyfish." Described as existing in the spaces between other albums, these songs are more than just compositions—they are living entities, utilizing our ears to hear themselves, and beckoning us to join them in a world where music pulses through every rock and tree.


Helmed solely by Martinez himself, "Immortal Jellyfish" is a testament to years of trial and error, honing his craft in the vibrant musical landscape of New Jersey. Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences spanning 90s rock, heavy metal, and film scores, Martinez's music defies easy categorization, offering listeners a multifaceted sonic experience.


While Martinez's solo endeavors may have led him away from the live stage, his past ventures saw him gracing iconic venues like CBGBs and The Knitting Factory, leaving an indelible mark on the New York City music scene. And with plans to return to the studio soon, Martinez's creative fire shows no signs of dimming.


As Martinez himself puts it, "This is the soundtrack to aging backwards. Sounds to dye the silence." With lead tracks like "Introvertebrae" and "One Hit Wander," Martinez invites listeners to delve into themes of love, parenthood, and intense introspection, all set against a backdrop of lush melodies and intricate instrumentation.


Recorded in Athens, GA, with Ahmed Mahmoud at the production helm and Chase Cassara engineering, "Immortal Jellyfish" is a meticulously crafted masterpiece that showcases Martinez's musical prowess. While the album may not overtly reflect Martinez's affinity for Wu-Tang Clan, its eclectic mix of influences is palpable throughout each track.


So, let yourself be swept away by the immersive soundscape of "Immortal Jellyfish," and join Herman Martinez on a journey through the depths of musical exploration. With each listen, discover new layers of complexity and meaning, as you surrender to the transformative power of Martinez's music.



Embark on a Cinematic Odyssey with Realma's "Down the Railway Spine"



Prepare to be swept away on an interstellar journey like no other with Realma's latest epic creation, "Down the Railway Spine." As a polymodal artist hailing from Serbia and China, Realma brings her unique blend of mysticism and experimentation to the forefront in this gripping futuristic anthem.


"Down the Railway Spine" isn't just a song—it's an immersive experience that transcends traditional boundaries. Bordering on the experimental edge between synth-pop and game-style orchestral soundtrack music, Realma's pulsating single takes listeners on a tumultuous ride fueled by personal struggle and resilience.


At the heart of "Down the Railway Spine" lies Realma's battle against PTSD—an affliction that manifests itself in the haunting melodies and visceral rhythms of the track. Through irregular rhythms and fierce orchestration, Realma delves deep into her innermost dystopian moments, confronting the darkness head-on while infusing the music with a sense of heroic defiance.


Accompanying the song is a stunning 3D animated music video, crafted in collaboration with award-winning animator Mihajlo Dragaš. Reminiscent of iconic sci-fi visuals from films like Tron and Blade Runner, the animation propels viewers into an odyssey across three contrasting planets, each with its own cataclysmic challenges.


But the journey doesn't end there. Realma's vision extends beyond the music, with plans to transform "Down the Railway Spine" into a hardcore/gothic-rock anthem in a live session video featuring notable Serbian female performers. This bold reinterpretation adds yet another layer to the multifaceted world of Realma's music.


As Realma continues to explore new realms of sound and storytelling, "Down the Railway Spine" stands as a testament to her commitment to pushing artistic boundaries. With its gripping narrative and mesmerizing visuals, this epic single invites listeners to embark on a transformative journey through the depths of the human experience.


Enter the realm of Realma and experience the magic of "Down the Railway Spine"—a musical odyssey unlike any other.



Enter the Electric Universe of Chance the Closer's "Rave with Us"



Prepare to embark on a sonic journey like no other with Chance the Closer's electrifying new album, "Rave with Us." Bursting with pulsating beats and infectious melodies, this fusion of dubstep and EDM vibes promises to transport listeners to euphoric heights.


At the heart of the album lies the flagship track, "Rave with Me," produced by Chance the Closer himself. With its mesmerizing rhythms and captivating hooks, this song sets the tone for an unforgettable musical experience.


But the magic doesn't stop there. "Rave with Us" features exhilarating remixes of "Rave with Me" by an eclectic lineup of up-and-coming producers. From Lion Mane to Narfstalgia, each artist brings their own unique style to the table, enriching the album with diverse sonic landscapes.


Chance the Closer's vision for "Rave with Us" extends beyond showcasing his own sound. By collaborating with fellow producers, he celebrates individuality while seamlessly blending his iconic style with the creativity of others. The result? A dynamic and immersive listening experience that promises to captivate audiences worldwide.


With "Rave with Us" now available on all major streaming platforms, fans are invited to dive headfirst into its pulsating rhythms and euphoric melodies. Whether you're a seasoned electronic music aficionado or a newcomer to the scene, Chance the Closer's latest offering is sure to leave you craving more.


Born and raised in a musical environment, Chance the Closer has been honing his skills as a DJ and producer from a young age. Drawing inspiration from his experiences and surroundings, he infuses his music with emotion and creativity, captivating listeners with each track.


So, join the party and "Rave with Us" as Chance the Closer takes you on a thrilling ride through the electric universe of EDM and dubstep. With its pulsating rhythms and infectious energy, this album is sure to ignite your passion for electronic music and leave you craving more from this rising star.


















































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