Pick Of The Week: Glass Therapy

Glass Therapy

Cadence Collective known for bringing the fold into bright lights with stunning sounds from Artists all over the globe. Glass Therapy dropped me a line to let me know about the new sampler they put out, which also contains his contribution of the song “All Smiles.” A glitchy dance number with a little beep bleep to get us quirking about. The track comes off really smooth, ocean views, nice guitar. Then vocals break through, and the dance begins. A very impressive tune, which leads me to the new album Glass Therapy released on bandcamp also called All Smiles. I’m still listening to it, getting a feel for it, but it has some dope work to get into for sure. The track “Trace Elements” beams the electronica in full bloom, rolling a deep dark aesthetic into a colorful mold that rolls along the ridge lines. Get the album for a “you call it” on bandcamp. Very cool things here.

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Cube Face Summer Lights

Out of Brighton, Britain (UK) Cube Face is part of the Cadence Collective whose Cadence Sampler hit the net waves at the end of March on Bandcamp. We had Bearcubs “Cascade” on our volume one mixtape, which is another bright spot in this shining collectives deep pull.With Cube Face and “Tell Me” its hard to imagine anything as awesome on the whole deal. First, I’m a sucker for that voice clip sample, that sounds like a needle being randomly dropped on a spoken word record. Cube Face, and the collective seems like the type of group that wants to bring you the deepest and most addictive bass lines. This tune sheds bright city lights on the sexual tenure of pop music, while riding the edges of electronic ocean music or something for the Florida Beaches, or hitting out of Ann Arbor’s Ghostly label. This song sounds like something off one of The Streets records, I kept waiting for the nasty brit flow to come on the mic, and drop some knowledge. Cool thing, it’s not needed, mainly b/c the productions is so damn flawless not even an MC could do much to make it better. It’s like being in a meeting with your manager and they tell you that your yearly review is in, and the thing was so damn HOT it caught on fire, and burnt down their headquarters office.

You can get the sampler for a five-spot, so put down the pizza slice or your annoyingly specific coffee, and buy it.

~ Ryan Boos

Bearcubs Make A “Cascade” Of Bass

I’m in a slightly “other” mood this morning. I could benefit from a run, or just another way to go. Then I find Bearcubs out of Britain, and I’m hooked immediately.  First thing I noticed about their sound was the bass lines. They are so smooth and perfect in the headphone. On the track “Cascade” there’s not much else to ask for in the Electronic Music genre. They make it sound easy, and effortless. I’ve been listening to this kind of music for a long time now, and Bearcubs are as veteran as they come.  When the song drops into its main theme around the 1:20 ish mark, its on. The bass line is amazing, perfect 80’s synth pop bass line. You’re transformed into this outfit and your shoes are not the same. You feel cool, like you could walk for miles, stopping every person in your path, so they could get a glance of you walking down the road. I’ll be honest, if you ever see me walking with my headphones on, I’m literally thinking I’m the coolest flipping dude on the planet at that point. That’s what songs like “Cascade” can do for your level of confidence. This is the purest of cool, the liquid cool in your droplet device.

It appears they’re part of a bigger message, one called Cadence Collective. On their Tumblr it reads “Cadence collective is a group of artists & friends who strive to create and spread positive energy, community over competition.” This sounds exactly like what we’re trying to do here on Acres. Cheers to the Cadence collective! I believe in your message, and we support you on here.  They have a sampler EP coming out March 30th, so be sure and nab that when it comes out. Sounds like it will be a FREE ONE. Maybe we can score an interview about the collective? We’ll see, in the meantime, enjoy Bearcubs.

~ Ryan Boos