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.