Wednesday, April 13, 2011

aKido

My first thoughts upon hearing Akido’s Gamechanger, was how fresh it sounded. Still, I can’t quite pitch it up against anything similar. It’s electronica, with percussion as sharp as an electronic Caribou, chord changes as addictive as Gold Panda, the playfulness of Hess Is More and Moderat’s heavy rolling dub-step. And to top it off, aKido emits an accessible sound across them all, which will appeal to plenty.

If you listen and think I’m totally off the mark, I probably am. There’s quite a few elements going into these tracks, all of which creep in and out as you would expect from such a varied, yet honed and well produced electronica album.
The upbeat pings and weaving voices of Turnaround, the playful popness of Radium Girls, the looped vocals in Epoch (Get High), the atmospheric dubstep grooves of Carrousel, and gentle guitar & synth combo of title track, Gamechanger. There’s something in here for everyone.

27 comments:

  1. Hmm, not really my kind of music, my brother liked it though! :D

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  2. Downloading his album right now, seems like great music.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. nice music selection, as usual!

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  4. I really liked the guitar, the rest was too much for me.

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  5. You know what this reminds me of? For some reason, it reminds me of Phantasy Star Online. It just has that vibe, but I can't explain it...

    I listened to both songs in full, I love it, thanks.

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  6. It feels liek there's a lot going on in these songs, it's a bit distracting.

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  7. The beginning of the first song reminded me a little of dan deacon. Good find.

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  8. This a new sound for me, thanks for sharing it.

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  9. I liked the first one even though the beginning sounded a little cheesy. But the second one was fantastic, I loved it!

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  10. this music made me laugh, i dont even know why

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  11. chilled.. But im listening to NYan Cat right now!

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  12. not bad, not bad at all :D

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  13. I love this music, +1 followed!~

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  14. I love these! New follower, and I'm downloading that album now!

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  15. I'm liking the mixtures of influences in the first song :D

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  16. hmmm not reall feeling it. but the last one is better than the first in my opinion :-)

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