Way back at the beginning of the month I had an message in my inbox at Last.Fm from DoorChaser about a new bit of music and crossover of electronica and pop rock, so I couldn’t resist checking it out
2?? (pronounced questionmarks) is the collaboration between Gert De Meester (who makes music as Distant Fires Burning and The Mental Attack) and Pieter Delafortrie (singer-songwriter known as poivreVert) after downloading the 2?? Demo which consists of three tracks I added them onto my trusty iPod for some well deserved spins.
The first track “Word Smaller, Sweet coloured” starts with a clear sample of birds singing and children shouting which then goes into a brilliant vocal electronica-pop-rock sound, these guys look like they may have carried it off, the beats are pure and the bass is brilliant as is the rest of the well constructed track.
“Dreamers Who Never Go To Sleep” is another vocal track with a gorgeous acoustic guitar through out with some wonderful overplayed keys running along with them, slowly bringing in the bass line like a newly born heartbeat, such a joy to listen to an strangely soothing.
The final track “Marketing” starts with some keyboard work and a subtle beat, and what can now only be described as distinctive vocals and lyrics. As the track progresses there are some strange sound effects that really suit the track and don’t sound out of place.
All in all this demo release is going to be big with electronica fans and I’m one that as you can see will be recommending 2?? to all my musical buddies.
Also check them out over at last.fm and give them some well deserved plays…
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