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Posted September 20, 2019 by Mike Mineo in Folk
 
 

Human Barbie – “We Disappeared”

“We Disappeared” is a gem of a psych-folk track from Human Barbie, a project formed in 2018 by Los Angeles-based songwriter Christopher Leopold. Aesthetically reminiscent of The Shins and The Kinks, and specifically the ability to craft hypnotic and hazy pop hooks within a folk-minded psychedelic soundscape, the track consumes easily. The “and we both disappear,” conclusion is wrapped in an enjoyably murky haze, inducing a blissfully melodic state that glows with psych-friendly warmth.

The effort was self-recorded with 1/2″ analog tape, undergoing a “painstaking and deliberate” recording process (“captured and mixed with 100% analog effects, reverb, and performance techniques”).

The track is an indicator of what to expect throughout Get a Life, Human Barbie’s forthcoming debut album. The release is described by the artist as a “washed-out vignette of a boy and a girl, lost in a hypnotic unreality of love and sorrow.”

“We Disappeared” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2019’ Spotify playlist.

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].