One-Liners Reviews

One-Liners: In Mirrors, Heaven, Mecha Maiko, Ben Lovett

Four downright gems of musical expression are on order for you today in One-Liners.

In Mirrors – ‘Human’

The Jesse Taylor-led Italians Do It Better act In Mirrors drops a bona fide masterpiece in advance of their tour with labelmates Chromatics and Desire — just let those synthscapes and distorted bliss seep deep into your soul. (This is the first single off an upcoming album.)

Heaven – ‘Truth or Dare’

Gorgeous, devil-may-care vocals blend with driving, disco-tinged instrumentation to achieve a pleasing paradox — as with In Mirrors above, Heaven is another Italians act you need to inhale deeply.

Mecha Maiko – ‘Phones’

Mecha Maiko (Hayley Stewart) has proven to be a deeply creative and gifted singer, songwriter, and producer — and continues that trend on house-drenched “Phones” out now on Oro. Catch her, along with Parallels, FM Attack, Timecop1983, Michael Oakley, and Kalax at Outland Toronto in July. She’s on the road to something big, friends. Big.

Ben Lovett – I Trapped the Devil (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The supremely talented film composer behind The Wind, The Ritual, and the synth-driven Synchronicity has shown a penchant for deriving foreboding, suspense, terror, and wonder in his compositions — I’d say he is one of the best horror-film composers of the new generation that we have right now. He brings that A-game to Josh Lobo’s I Trapped the Devil, available via Lakeshore Records.

(Editor’s Note: As established in this post, the One-Liners column is a concise but meaningful way to highlight Vehlinggo-recommended releases. It’s not exactly weekly, but it can be. Check out the last one.

(Feature Photo: Mecha Maiko as depicted by the profoundly talented Suspiria.

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