Basecamp - "Basecamp EP" Feb 5, 2014 13:13:21 GMT -5
Post by allow that on Feb 5, 2014 13:13:21 GMT -5
A trio with musical influences that extend far beyond their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, BASECAMP came to fruition when the three producers joined forces to write. With a natural affinity for writing and collaborating, what resulted was 'Emmanuel' - a track that pulls you in and lingers in your consciousness even moments after its end. Realizing there was a musical void that needed to be filled, the idea of BASECAMP immediately took hold. Deconstructing typical genre boundaries by utilizing haunting melodies, intensified by thumping bass lines and heavily percussive drums, BASECAMP effortlessly layer unpredictable tempo changes with elements of subtle glitch and live strings. Combining seducing vocals with irresistible R&B timbre, the trio meshes seemingly incongruous musical textures and chords to create beautiful tension across all four tracks on their upcoming self-titled debut EP. Universally appealing with burning lyrics and a fully realized musicianship that can't be faltered, the EP is only a prelude to the eclectic BASECAMP narrative.
Probably my favorite EP of 2013. Such a talented act that on first listen I assumed was either from Williamsburg or Shoreditch; Nashville quite possibly would have been my last guess. ANWYAY, they got the most initial attention for the outstanding "Emmanuel" which is easily my least favorite of the four tracks. "2 Thingz" has those hot synths drenching its hook, "Rydia" takes on their R&B influences directly with astonishing results, and "Smoke Filled Lungs" is some downbeat, minimal dreampop that's completely stunning.
You can listen to their whole EP below:
1. Emmanuel 04:18
2. 2 Thingz 05:30
3. Rydia 05:30
4. Smoke Filled Lungs 05:29