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(UNDERGROUND MUSIC COLLECTIVE)
It’s fun to dig back into our old UMC20 playlists and pull out the gems. As you’ll hear, that’s what we’ve done here today. … “Weighing Me Down” touches on the state of the world and, through all of its maladies, the trouble we have letting go of the burden we share as its citizens. Sonically, spacious and shimmering synths create a cosmic atmosphere, accented by the stark and poignant guitar riffs of Ryan Bale. Meanwhile, vocalist Charlie Henry’s jazzy tones carry the heavy weight of society’s troubles, and put forth a certain sense of isolation befitting of a world that can feel unforgiving. Pretty heavy stuff here.
Translated from German:
”Every year, Boston's Berklee College of Music trains fantastic musicians. Two of them were Charlie and Ryan of Ansonia. Ansonia is an electronic indie-pop duo from Boston, consisting of Charlie Henry and Ryan Bale. The driving beat of the single "Rest of me" I could imagine very well also on European dancefloors. … The Boston Electronic Indie-Pop Duo is a really promising new discovery. "Rest of me" belongs in every club, in every car radio and certainly in your ears!”
“There was something very inviting about Ansonia the first time I delved into their music. They didn’t outfit the music with all the bells and whistles that is sometimes associated with other artists from their respective genre, and kept things simple for the prospective listener to take notice of upon discovery. Outfitting the music with some guitar elements definitely adds a nice little touch, and opens up the playing field quite a bit in terms of other people coming into contact with their music. There is definitely plenty to be desired from Ansonia, and is only the beginning for this very promising young act.”
“A blues streaked guitar plies its wares with electronica laying as the infrastructure to support a more than capable vocal to deliver an EP which takes the listener on a journey of easy to engage songs, which, although quite different from one another, each contain captivating flowing combinations.”