- Autumn's Mutt
Michael Chung has been making music with an adventurous and eclectic approach under the moniker of "Autumn's Mutt". His sonic textures borrow from the vast vernacular of new wave and indie rock, echoing artists as diverse as Youth Lagoon, Sigur Rós, Death Cab For Cutie or MGMT. His full-length debut album "We Are Constellations" is a collection of ethereal, haunting and dreamy songs that encompass an incredibly wide dynamic range, from the cinematic to the introspective, while maintaining a relatable and direct feel.
- music, film, synthpop, psychedelic rock, books
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
"Beasts" is an extremely innovative track that combines idiosyncratic vocals/lyrics with a gorgeously effervescent synth accompaniment. The "animals, animals, animals" backing vocals add to the slight yet effective rhythmic accompaniment, yet still rightfully allowing the loopy synths and sporadic vocals to take the lead. The heightened pitch and handclap-like percussion during the chorus are a great production choice, with the melodic synths (reminding me of surf-pop with its harmonic reach -- like Brian Wilson's awesome material during the early '70s) making a great impression. I'm hearing hints of vibrant surf-pop and experimental electronica, not too dissimilar than the best work from Animal Collective. This track should absolutely find its niche -- it's fantastically creative and enthralling throughout. Really fantastic! Look for a post on Obscure Sound in the near future, and reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in details (rates/success stories) regarding my PR servicing. Thanks for the great submission! -Mike
Didn't expect that vocal to accompany the beginning for seconds of music, but it's uniqueness is perfectly suited for those wacky lyrics / melody. I'm not sure what to classify this track as other than novelty / experimental. Whether that's a good thing or bad thing would take a few more listens. Interesting.