Ian Aware – “Window”


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Hazy psych-addled layers of guitar combine with a lush swelling rhythmic backing to craft a very enticing intro for Ian Aware’s “Window”, a fun track propelled even further by the fun and melodic guitar solo concluding around 01:09, which leads into an fantastic hook that reminds me of some Elephant 6 greats (and Benji Hughes). The introduction of synth warbles around 01:44 provides a nice, welcome twist that maintains melody but shifts style slightly. Ian Aware’s versatility as a songwriter is remarkably evident from this point forward, making his and future material quite exciting. The serene furthered choral vocals around 03:00 is yet another fantastic stylistic shift that fits cohesively, with the final minute or so playing with the rock/electronic instrumental infusions touched on throughout. “Window” is a remarkable stylistic hybrid from a rising artist with a wonderful knack for both rock and electronica hooks.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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