|MH-296 Teeel - Hydrostatic
Hydrostatic is the third, and most polished album by New Jersey electronic mastermind, Teeel. With nods to giants like New Order and Daft Punk and modern critic darlings Washed Out and Toro Y Moi, Hydrostatic has all the makings of a synth-pop breakthrough. "Temple Of The Sun" kicks the album off with a perfect piece of songcraft. Intricate synth and guitar work dance around a bouncing bass line, laying the foundation for the first of an album full of vocal hooks. "Disc Go" is a clear standout with equal parts Chromeo style playfulness, Tom Tom Club rubbery bass, and a repetitive synth line that harkens to filter-based Frech house music. With standouts like "You're Mine" and "Runners" anchoring the album, Teeel switches up styles from track to track delivering dancefloor ready grooves, dark washes of synthesized brooding, and pop hook after pop hook.
|Check out this space age slice of awesomeness. Temple Of The Sun is the latest tune from New Jersey based SynthWaver Teeel and is his contribution to new compilation album Violent Success Presents: Retro Future. Alongside the likes of Betamaxx and Arc Neon, Teeel delivers something a little different with this one, taking in a few more, wider, influences.
Mixing up a little SynthWave, a little Indie, a little ElectroPop and even a little Tropical into one vintage synth laden beats, Teeel crafts a breezy, chill, mood with Temple Of The Sun. Layers of buzzing and pulsating synths intertwine with each other, laying down robotic melodies. This is tempered with some distant, hazy vocals and some light, New Order-esque string instrumentation. The result is a slick, nostalgic, four minutes of bliss. - Electronic Rumors