Monday morning blues with: TWYN – Good Demon #Downtempo #Electronic

And so Brexit continues on this blue-skied Monday. But let’s look at the highs and lows with TWYN and the strange downtempo electronic of Good Demon.

TWYN (Jason Matthews and Aaron Gluekauf) are from South Florida, USA. And Good Demon is taken from the Eudaemonia EP. Wiki says “Eudaimonia (Greek: εὐδαιμονία [eu̯dai̯moníaː]; sometimes anglicized as eudaemonia or eudemonia,) is a Greek word commonly translated as ‘happiness’ or ‘welfare’; however, more accurate translations have been proposed to be ‘human flourishing, prosperity’ and ‘blessedness’.” And there’s a bit of all of that behind the EP. TWYN says the EP is “a musical narrative about struggles with addiction, escapism, and the journey to overcome them.”

Good Demon “represents the phase in this narrative in which all seems to be going well and moving towards change. This is actually the hardest part about overcoming an addictive cycle.” Musically, it’s a real mixture. There’s light and bright synths topped with some lead guitar from Nick Tannura giving it a quasi-80s downtempo synthwave feel. But then the beats can have a funky drummer spin taking it off into indie dance territory. Overall, it’s a slightly dazzling collection of sounds that by turns uplifts and overwhelms.

Taken from the Eudaemonia EP

~ by acidted on December 14, 2020.

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