Matt Hart is known for his musical work under the name The Russian Futurists. Matt is currently a co-host on “Indie Mornings with Brian, Matt and Candice” on Indie88.
Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back
The synths and production on this record as as cold as a Hamilton February but Lanza’s warming coo nicely offsets the chill in the beats. The album was produced and co-written by Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan so you know this is quality.
Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
I really wanted to love newest Daft Punk record but I didn’t. At all. This was the quiet comeback of the year that no one expected. Their sound has grown considerably since their debut Music Has The Right to Children but it remains unmistakable. Hazy, warbly synths and understated drums come together for a great winter album.
Jex Opolis – Sharing/Senses 10”
Jex Opolis is a Toronto-based producer and is formerly of the excellent group DVAS. While DVAS was more synth/dance pop than his recent output, both projects keep the emphasis on melody and fun. Sharing and Senses both share a vintage drum and synth production style but there’s a lot more going on here (including an awesomely crappy steel drum sound that I love). I’m very excited for the next 10” being realeased on Good Timin’ in January. Really great stuff, totally up my alley!