Loud Sounds 39
"Loud Sounds" are some of the best new tracks we've found. We are coming back with the 39th installment of the series.
Gloomer – Wait Up

Record producer and composer Elliott Kozel whose work we have covered previously comes back with another ace tune from his project Gloomer. Stylistically it's the same eerie mix of frenetic d&b-influenced drums and quiet but powerful vocals.

Elliott Kozel
it's a song about being surrounded by drug addicts and mentally unstable people who need help but not having any energy left to help them. I wanted to use distorted 808s in a way I hadn't heard yet. Exploring a way to combine modern hip hop and lo-fi rock production became the guiding principle behind this song. The music video is a collaboration between myself and director Ryan Thompson, who has worked on videos for many artists including Bon Iver, Lizzo, S. Carey, Sylvan Esso, Low, and Policia. I flew out to Santa Fe, NM where he lives and spent a week stealing grocery carts and buying up all the rubber cement in town to set things on fire with. We pumped over 30 gallons of fake blood out of a tube discreetly placed in my sleeve to create the blood effects.
Luke De-Sciscio – I'll Die a Little

The new single from Luke De-Sciscio is a liberatingly effortless and beautifully straightforward tune graced with dreamy guitar textures, Luke's vocals balancing between over-the-top emotional and detached and an elegant electronic beat with a funny crackle that comes from the artist plugging in his guitar. "I like to keep the little details like that and not tidy anything up too much. Just feels more real and is an emblematic collage of the time I have spent," says Luke.

Luke De-Sciscio
This was one of those songs that fell out on a full moon, took a couple of days to record and never hung around too long to become something too complicated. It's a song about change – the inevitability of it. About embracing that evolution. The melancholy is hanging on gratitude for the past and the hope is in the prospect of new selves, new homes, new loves.

After I finished The Banquet, there was a lot of shedding I went through. That album took me 3 years to record and evolved into a very all encompassing progressive-folk-"album's album"-experience type work of endurance. To have finished that, to have relinquished myself of some old friends and to have reemerged back in an old-new self...unguarded, uncomplicated, unthinking and free.
Check out Luke's earlier singles.