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Posted October 27, 2022 by Mike Mineo in Art Pop
 
 

James Something – ‘The World’ EP

Credit: James Something

Enter The World of Toronto-based artist James Something, whose new EP unveils a creative electronic sound ranging from the thumping electro-pop of “Formless” to the atmospheric escapism of the title track. The release shows a continuously gripping sound, exceled by creatively unpredictable song structures and intriguing soundscapes.

Channeling inspirations from ’90s dance, industrial, EDM, and synth-pop, The World EP makes itself known with its title track. Suave vocals and industrial synth whirs buzz into a lush synth pad, bolstered by club-friendly percussion and an infectious “cotton candy,” vocal refrain. The eerie key-laden effects and spoken-word vocals add well, establishing a firmly consuming production.

The bursting synth escalation of the opening “I Like the Sound of It” plays with a hypnotic yet whimsical charm; the serene synth pads and robotic vocal refrain contrast effectively, especially as a warming synth buzz injects around the mid-point. The track impresses with its dynamic song structure, spanning from eerie synth-led spaciousness to club-ready infectious pulses. Such captivating diversity is apparent throughout this stellar EP, streaming below:

“I Like the Sound of It” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2022’ 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. Send your music to [email protected].