New Artist: The Apollo Offensive

This chap Ryan Duckworth from Australia sent some music in, and we were really pleased with it, so we added a bunch of tracks from his two albums and some new unreleased stuff…

The Apollo Offensive

The first (eponymous) album is really something special: rhythm-heavy electronica with a lot of attention paid to melody.  Standout tracks include Blunt Trauma and Party at the Moontower (Dazed and Confused reference noted, sir).  This album is “name your price” even if your price is “free.”

The second album, Signals & Synapses was a bit more challenging.  This work is produced with the occasional collaboration of a dubstep artist.  So sometimes the tracks spin out of control (in my opinion anyways) with unnecessarily flubbery basslines and 1/2 time jungle rhythms.  That said, we grabbed some tracks from this album that perhaps not have made it in if we hadn’t heard the other album first…  The quality of production and raw talent were plainly evident, despite my distaste for the dubstep elements.  This album has a darker intonation, but the adept use of melodies comes through on nearly every song.  This album is $5.00.

Here’s a video of one of his newest songs that we also added to the library, Ghosting.  A moody little ditty, indeed…  (More similar to the work from Signals & Synapses rather than the first album).