E Dot – “14 Carat Strings”


The gorgeous “14 Carat Strings” is a dreamy gem from E Dot, a producer/artist from Brooklyn. The sound of rainfall to begin may suggest a gloomy trek, though the glistening soulful vocal sample and symphonic glistening quickly changes course. The bass starts to work wonders past the one-minute mark, assuming a lead role when the vocals are absent. The bass-laden melody reminds fondly of vibes found on The Avalanches’ Wildflower (2016: #1).

“14 Carat Strings” is incredibly easy to get lost in, and is a clinic on sample-laden, sunshine-forward production.

“14 Carat Strings” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2018’ Spotify playlist.

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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1 Comment

  1. I’m digging the avalanches style of approaching electronic music and sampling. I was having trouble with the voice taking a sudden bold entry, being awesome, then suddenly leaving, but this review literally got me plugging in headphones and listening again. This is indeed an excellent artist. Great review thanks for showing me be light.

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