FÄR - EP
Pop, Witch House When it comes to finding new musicians and talented producers, I always go to Bandcamp. Following the yellow brick road laid out by the social media/music platform, I went off looking for new tunes in the Witch House category as I was in the mood for such music. Lo and behold, I came across Dutch musician FÄR, run solo by the young and sparky An-Sofie De Meyer. 

You might recognize this name as I included her in our most recent edition of What Are We Listening To Wednesdays?, but FÄR deserves much more attention than just a simple mention on a weekly feature. FÄR is a vocally pop led alternative venture into blending Witch House mixes. Her one and only release thus far is her EP which is titled exactly that, "EP". Three tracks lay the foundation for the rest of her career and, judging by what's shown, she is going to gain a cult following in no time. 

'Lonesome Boy' is an acoustic effort where she uses an echo effect on her chords against the backdrop of well strung guitar notes. Be warned: You may get infatuated with this woman's voice as it is breathtaking. Her voice comes out even more in the next track, 'Hands'. Stronger and more varied in pitch, she really breaks through with this track and made me melt. The dragging beats this time around appeal more to the witch house scene. Now, yes, a lot of witch house music sounds like extremely low quality (some producers argue that witch house is supposed sound this way; I argue back saying they suck at life) garbled up horse shit. But, FÄR is able to turn that stereotype around and provide something beautiful. The dragging beats continue with 'Sinners', almost like a continuation of 'Hands'. However, added in guitar notes separates it from the previous and once more FÄR's vocals are put to great use.

Good production, great vocals, and not too shabby and entertaining rhythms all combine to make FÄR's debut EP damn fine. I thought to myself that poppy witch house might not be able to cook well together, but I'm finding this roast to be more delicious than most other concoctions I've come across. Give it a listen and get lost in FÄR's world. 
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Brutal Resonance

FÄR - EP

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2015
When it comes to finding new musicians and talented producers, I always go to Bandcamp. Following the yellow brick road laid out by the social media/music platform, I went off looking for new tunes in the Witch House category as I was in the mood for such music. Lo and behold, I came across Dutch musician FÄR, run solo by the young and sparky An-Sofie De Meyer. 

You might recognize this name as I included her in our most recent edition of What Are We Listening To Wednesdays?, but FÄR deserves much more attention than just a simple mention on a weekly feature. FÄR is a vocally pop led alternative venture into blending Witch House mixes. Her one and only release thus far is her EP which is titled exactly that, "EP". Three tracks lay the foundation for the rest of her career and, judging by what's shown, she is going to gain a cult following in no time. 

'Lonesome Boy' is an acoustic effort where she uses an echo effect on her chords against the backdrop of well strung guitar notes. Be warned: You may get infatuated with this woman's voice as it is breathtaking. Her voice comes out even more in the next track, 'Hands'. Stronger and more varied in pitch, she really breaks through with this track and made me melt. The dragging beats this time around appeal more to the witch house scene. Now, yes, a lot of witch house music sounds like extremely low quality (some producers argue that witch house is supposed sound this way; I argue back saying they suck at life) garbled up horse shit. But, FÄR is able to turn that stereotype around and provide something beautiful. The dragging beats continue with 'Sinners', almost like a continuation of 'Hands'. However, added in guitar notes separates it from the previous and once more FÄR's vocals are put to great use.

Good production, great vocals, and not too shabby and entertaining rhythms all combine to make FÄR's debut EP damn fine. I thought to myself that poppy witch house might not be able to cook well together, but I'm finding this roast to be more delicious than most other concoctions I've come across. Give it a listen and get lost in FÄR's world. 
Dec 01 2015

Off label

Official relesae released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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