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Auto Chlor Releases “Kid Gloves and Crystal Math” Albums

If you had told me that the next time I’d hear an ABBA cover, it would be through the lens of a distorted, sound-rock, electro-dark ambient sound collective from Athens, Georgia, well, I probably would have believed you. Crazier things have happened, with one such example being that the cover was actually outstanding! Auto Chlor, a group I’m not too familiar with, has come back with not one but two full-length LPs. Kid Gloves and Crystal Math — it’s on the latter that you’ll hear the dissonant, moody take on Sweden’s sweethearts, and if you’re anything like me it’ll pique your interest enough to give the rest of the records a look!

Kid Gloves, the first of the duo, is a fantastic introduction to the Georgia-based art-rock group. According to the group’s ringleader, xx periscope, Kid Gloves is a portrait of xx periscope’s work life. They say similarly that Crystal Math is a portrait of xx periscope’s decaying home life, and the dynamic between the two records is noticeable. Kid Gloves features such enigmatic song titles as “yaw joggle,” “chivvy,” and “beefy truce,” and xx periscope has said they got the titles based on a random word generator — the songs would only then be written after the title was acquired.

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This type of free-flowing artistic ingenuity is carried across the entire record, as compositions such as “downiest tine” feel like rediscovered old favorites, home movies projected up on the wall of the basement; there’s something so earnest about every track, and even the more abrasive and electronic-centric tracks work because they’re anchored in the same earnest nature. “melancholy trucking” is off-putting, especially following up “downiest tine,” but the duality is the album. There are glimpses of both sides of humanity to be had, and where you choose to focus is what makes your final decision. “boohoo acquiring” gives the record another go at some beautiful electronic strings, and the growth to the finale feels straight out of a science-fiction picture.

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Crystal Math, tackling the subject of decaying home life, feels like a perfect encapsulation of the subject. Album opener “narcotic gawk” is a straightforward, simple orchestral piece playing over distorted vocals and a pulsing heartbeat. Its optimism is quickly removed by the cold, echoing void of the next track, “luxuriant coo.” This is a far colder entry, similarly experimenting with vocal sampling, as cold synths combat a pulsing echo — it sets the album up as a new thing away from Kid Gloves, and the following tracks, all ranging from one minute to two until the aforementioned “Fernando” cover work more as sound collages and brief interludes into an inner psyche than they do as typical songs. It’s an impressive collection of textures and sounds, with “help suggestion” even working as Auto Chlor’s stab at a typical indie rock track — there are still flourishes of distortion, but the song comes across as the most traditional on the album. Putting Kid Gloves and Crystal Math together, listeners will have an excellent double LP from Auto Chlor to wax poetic on. There’s plenty to love from both records, an ABBA cover included!

 

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FLO9 drops summer anthem with electrifying new single “I GOT A BADDIE”

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FLO9‘s newest song, “I GOT A BADDIE,” is a refreshing and versatile track that showcases his talent and creativity. FLO9 is known for his ability to blend different music styles, and this track proves once again that he’s a significant force in the music industry.

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From the start, “I GOT A BADDIE” grabs your attention with its exciting vibe. The song, produced by SKThaPlug, combines the intense feel of drill music with the catchy rhythm of a Jersey club beat. The result is a unique and captivating sound that will surely be the summer’s hit.

But “I GOT A BADDIE” is more than a fun party song. FLO9 wrote, mixed, and mastered the entire track, showing off his talents and dedication to his music. The collaboration between FLO9 and SKThaPlug has created a seamless blend of solid beats and catchy hooks that will have listeners hitting repeat.

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The song’s lyrics celebrate confident and independent women who have it all – beauty, freedom, and ambition. FLO9 paints a vivid picture of a ‘baddie,’ a woman who knows her worth and wants a partner who matches her strength and drive. This empowering message is delivered with FLO9’s signature confidence, making the track both a tribute to powerful women and a call for equally strong men.

As the world starts to open up and people hit the dance floors again, “I GOT A BADDIE” is set to be the soundtrack to countless nights out. FLO9 and SKThaPlug have created a track that’s not just a song but an experience that will significantly impact the music world. Get ready to hear this everywhere!

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Unveiling Ado Drix’s “P-VALLEY” – A Sonic Journey Through Urban Landscapes

 “P-VALLEY,” Ado Drix takes us on a journey through the vibrant energy of city life. The song combines hip-hop, R&B, and electronic music to create a unique and captivating sound. With hypnotic beats and poetic lyrics, Ado Drix paints a vivid picture of urban adventures and bustling city scenes. The music builds into an immersive experience that anyone can enjoy.

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