Bucolic – “Earth Tones”

Photo by Luke Carpenter

New Jersey singer/songwriter Seth Carpenter and his Bucolic project impressed last year with the track “Unconscious Color,” an ethereal success featuring hazy, jangly guitars and mellow vocals. Carpenter’s knack for serenely captivating soundscapes continues with “Earth Tones,” a track off his upcoming debut album, Oneirogens, out on May 25th. Slow-burning guitar jangles ease in, with Carpenter’s elongated vocal presence picking up in effervescence around 01:14, when the guitar progression ascends a bit melodically. The contemplative, shoegaze-y vibe works well, reminding of The Radio Dept. I’m looking forward to the forthcoming album and the slew of memorable, slow-burning soundscapes that it will offer.

“Earth Tones” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ 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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