Thursday, February 14, 2013

Purity Ring

As a valentines day treat for you I am going to share a couple of tracks produced by one of the bigest breakthrough acts of 2012, Purity Ring. Purity Ring are a Canadian duo from Montreal consisting of the vocalist Megan James and Corin Roddick on instruments.

Their music can be described as a mixture of post-dubstep, indietronica and synth-pop, genres that traditionally often overrides the importens of elaborate and thoughtful lyrics, however Purity Ring has find a way to infiltrate great vocals into their meaty indie-, electro- and dubstep- clashing tracks in the most unique way. In June 2012 they released their debut album called "Shrines". The album includes great tracks such as "Fineshrine", "Obedear", "Belispeak" and "Ungirthed".

There is no doubt that the vocals of their songs are odd and sometimes purely disturbing. The song "Fineshrine" includes lyrics with sentences such as: "Cut open my sternum and pull my little ribs around you" and in the track "Obedear" Megan James sings that her grandma should "Drill little holes into my eyelids".

As you can hear from these songs the vocal elements are often strange, delivered with sort of a spooky vibe to it. These are the reasons why I have grown so attached to "Purity Ring". Their songs are embraced by a spiritual aura and the down tempo melodies are easily accessible which makes them really comfortable to listen to. I also have a huge amount of respect for producer that dedicates time and energy to thoroughly develop tracks were vocals and instrumentals compliments each other instead of just putting all the effort into the instrumentals. More producers should copy this strategy!


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