The Numb Project – ‘Transmissions from a Troubled Radio’

Described as a “trip across an eerie beat junkie’s radio dial,” Transmissions from a Troubled Radio is a hypnotic electronic success from The Numb Project. The Portland, Oregon-based artist crafts an atmospheric allure throughout the album, comprising 18 tracks with concisely impactful qualities. Each track feels like its unique journey across a frequency-hopping spectrum, ranging from the nighttime chilled-out allure of “Ghost Lounge” to the trip-hop pulses within “Candy and Connie.”

A share of chilly atmospheric intrigue and chilled-out blissfulness alike enamor on Transmissions from a Troubled Radio. “Duke’s Dream” embraces the more serene spectrum, weaving gentle piano tones amidst a warming hip-hop percussive layering. “Third Street Glow Up” captivates with its perky trickling and overall nocturnal allure, with a flickering momentum apparent through the conclusion. “7am, Forest Park Underworld” is another lushly enchanting treat, capturing a forest-like soundscape in its glimmering synth pad sunshine. The Numb Project succeeds with atmospheric immersion throughout this compelling album.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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