What first impresses on "Blameless," the new single by St. Louis-based electronic-music group CaveofswordS, is simply the melody: the way it flows in and out and around and through the host of percussive and synthetic textures. The melody is carried by Sunyatta McDermott's seraphic voice, but it's also absolutely inseparable from each musical element. In short: "Blameless" is glorious.
On the new track "Stacks on Stacks," the minimalism of electronic-pop band Bouquet serves as a wide and open canvas for subtle textures and just as subtle but always vivid strokes of emotion and harmony.
Sultry electronic pop and just as sultry acoustic instruments come together on the new track "Change It Up" by Flint, Michigan-based group Boudoir Noir.
Kenny DeShields doesn’t fit into any single genre of music, and that’s OK with him. He has made his own.