The Mietus Touch – “Digits” + “Send Soul”


An especially stylish track, as if Pet Shop Boys embraced more guitar-based adornments, “Digits” is a catching effort from The Mietus Touch (aka Joseph Mietus). Coming via his new Transcendental Souvenirs album, “Digits” struts a soulfully suave vocal lead amidst pulsing synth-forward effervescence. Late-night guitar tones weave themselves in, expressively assuming lead focus past the one-minute mark. The soulful, wordless vocal effect 01:40 and elsewhere provides an invigorating effect each time, the track moving delightfully like “smoke and honey.”

Another album cut, touting a more tender sound, “Send Soul” begins with emotive piano pulsations and spacey backing synths. “Let’s make a collage of the memories of our lives,” the vocals sing entrancingly amidst the twinkling piano, consuming as the escalating percussion drives into a soaring guitar tone. “Send Soul” further showcases the moody, melodic songwriting from The Mietus Touch.

Stream Transcendental Souvenirs below:

“Digits” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2021’ 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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