On their new single Breathe, Sydney-based two-piece Maari craft an immersive and explorative slice of electro-pop brilliance.
Throughout the new single, Maari—made up of Bronte Maree and Kabusii—glide through a glassy concoction of indie-pop and electronica to craft a sound uniquely their own. With sprawling synth lines, layers of soaring vocal melodies, and flawless production, Breathe is oozing with endearing pop charm.
What if being creative was driven by a love of the process rather than for instant, instagrammable fame? That’s the concept behind a new single by QUT’s sessional academic and musician Dr Matt Hsu.The one-man orchestra has just released Make Everything, a gentle celebration of the joy of making art over the disposable allure of fame. It’s a collaboration between Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra and lo-fi bedroom-pop maker apadalia (QUT nursing student Ashleigh Finlay) and Taiwanese indie fashion due duo LOOPY! who also illustrated the associated art work.
“I also wanted to make a statement celebrating the contentment and reward of making things just for the love of it and why that is important. It’s a subtle counterpoint to the collective cultural hunger for instant fame and relevancy, lately distilled in social media and celebrity culture.” Matt Hsu
Blobs and knobs and colourful horcruxes. Play if, you will.