Photo by Danube to illustrate "Reykjavik"
Since the beginning of this magazine that we have been receiving great electronic tracks. For some reason, we didn’t post about those submissions because we felt they should be integrated into a specific mood. We are now building that mood with a monthly post focusing on the best of indietronica. This is electromental – part 28.

Danube – Reykjavik

“Reykjavik” by Danube immerses listeners in a sonic odyssey inspired by the awe-inspiring landscapes of Iceland. From the majestic cascades of waterfalls to the serene expanse of glaciers, the track captures the essence of Iceland’s natural wonders. Danube, the electronic project hailing from Europe, crafts a mesmerizing blend of organic instruments, synth-scapes, and electronic beats that mirror the organic flow of life itself. Drawing influences from the vibrant underground scene of Berlin to the ethereal beauty of Reykjavik’s landscapes, Danube’s music evokes a sad progression reminiscent of artists like Kiasmos, Pantha du Prince, and Mount Kimbie. With a sonic palette ranging from ambient tranquillity to pulsating electronica, this track paints landscapes as vast and diverse as the continent that inspires them.

Graffick – Never Come Back

Diving into the pulsating depths of electronic dance music, “Never Come Back” by Graffick emerges as a daring synthesis of diverse sonic elements, poised to captivate listeners with its dynamic fusion of found sounds, meticulously crafted synths, and ethereal guitars. The track, set to be featured on the forthcoming compilation album “Spectra“, showcases Graffick’s signature hybrid sound, transcending conventional genre boundaries with its progressive arrangement and poignant lyricism. With an electrifying blend of attitude and emotion, “Never Come Back” propels the listener on a sonic journey culminating in a climactic convergence of acid leads and sampled rap vocals, unveiling yet another facet of Graffick’s multifaceted musical vision.

Jakliu – Bye Gone Éire

Jakliu, a 27-year-old electronic artist from Dublin, Ireland, crafts poignant and atmospheric music from his bedroom. Drawing from influences like classical melodies, nature, and electronic beats, his unique sound blends genres seamlessly. Immersed in Dublin’s rich music scene, Jakliu invites listeners on a journey of self-discovery and emotional catharsis with each track, poised to make a significant impact on the Irish music scene.
Bye Gone Éire” is a captivating narrative in the world of organic electronica, a mesmerizing instrumental journey depicting Ireland’s descent into shadows of greed and homelessness. Jakliu‘s sonic palette becomes a medium for exploring the tension between tradition and modernity, offering listeners a contemplative sonic expedition through the evolving identity of a nation.

Lily Juniper – You Me Free

London-based indietronica artist Lily Juniper delves into the realm of emotions through her evocative songwriting. Influenced by a spectrum of experimental electronic indie artists ranging from Maribou State and Sylvan Esso to Caribou and Bon Iver, Juniper seamlessly blends warm organic vocals with textured electronic layers, offering listeners a glimpse into her introspective universe.
You Me Free“, the third track off Lily Juniper‘s forthcoming EP, “Words“, offers a profound exploration of the artist’s enduring relationship with therapy and the intricate dynamics of self-reflection. Juniper candidly delves into the battles and liberations encountered throughout this journey, delving into the unique bond formed with a therapist—a space that allows for unabashed self-expression devoid of judgment. Through introspective lyricism, Juniper captures the nuanced interplay between self-indulgence and essential self-discovery, inviting listeners to contemplate the complexities of mental health and personal growth within the intimate confines of the therapeutic process.

re:abel – Otherside

In a captivating fusion of Future Garage electronica and UK bass influences, re:abel unveils his latest EP, titled “Otherside“. Featuring his recent mesmerizing singles ‘Carbonceramics’ and ‘Concentrate’, alongside an unreleased gem, the title track, re:abel invites listeners into a sonic journey where distant vocals intertwine with soft percussions, lush pads, and fluttering arpeggio sequences. Melbourne’s rising talent, Ryan Gasparini, showcases his prowess in crafting emotionally charged electronic compositions that evoke a myriad of feelings, from wistful melancholy to boundless inspiration and hope. “Otherside” introduces us to re:abel‘s ability to create a cohesive yet diverse musical landscape, firmly rooted in the emotional depths of the electronic and UK-influenced dance scene.

Swimming Paul – Lost

“Lost” by Swimming Paul immerses listeners in a profound exploration of emotional turbulence and heartache, with its raw and hypnotic chorus echoing the sentiments of uncertainty and self-discovery amidst chaos. The track’s poignant mantra, “It’s ok not feeling ok” offers solace to those navigating life’s storms, showcasing Swimming Paul’s remarkable talent for translating intricate emotions into captivating electronic compositions. Hailing from the vibrant city of London, Swimming Paul draws inspiration from the early days of house music, infusing his work with meaning and a desire to unite listeners through powerful messages, transcending mere genre boundaries.

Tommy Veanud – All or Nothing

“All or Nothing” by Tommy Veanud sweeps listeners into an immersive electronic journey that transcends borders, merging Indonesian cultural elements with a modern sonic landscape. With a decade and a half of experience in the dance music scene, Tommy Veanud, also known as Prime Punk, showcases his prowess as a producer, DJ, and promoter from the CIS region. Garnering over a million listens on digital platforms and boasting support from industry heavyweights like Meduza and Marco Carola, Tommy Veanud’s music is a testament to his evolving artistry. From headlining at Bali’s renowned Atlas Super Club to gracing stages in cities spanning Amsterdam to Macau, Tommy Veanud’s international presence solidifies his status as a trailblazer in the Afro House genre.

Without the San – Reaching

In the pulsating realm of electronic music, “Reaching” by Without the San emerges as another (he is now the most featured artist in this series) beautiful electromental voyage through the intricacies of human resilience. Evoking the essence of striving and sometimes faltering, this track transcends mere beats to encapsulate the universal pursuit of love, happiness, and triumph. With a symphony of synthesized melodies building towards an exhilarating crescendo, Without the San masterfully orchestrates yet another cathartic journey that resonates with the depths of our emotional landscapes. Drawing from his eclectic background as a visual artist, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist, Without the San infuses this electrifying composition with a fusion of classical percussion and jazz-infused rhythms, creating an immersive mixed but utterly electronic experience that beckons listeners to surrender to the rhythm of life’s relentless dance.

Most of these tracks (and previous tracks featured in Electromental) are also in our Spotify Playlist: