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Track Awareness: "Without You" by White Blush

May 17, 2012

As a musician, I’m often taken aback by the raw talent of budding artists that sprout their butterfly wings into the collective digital consciousness of the Web.  And as intimidating as newcomer recording artist Carol Rhyu’s work may be, I’m thrilled that she contacted me with the release of her debut single, “Without You” (produced by John Ho) — embedded below for your melancholic listening pleasure (’cause every Thursday afternoon needs a somber listening experience curated by someone that’s admittedly “read too much Nietzsche and Schopenhauer in college”).

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Hailing under the moniker, White Blush,  “Without You” accomplishes what so many synth tracks fail to:  Convey heart.  Underneath this track’s dream pop synths; mid-tempo beats; and Rhyu’s disarmingly resonant vocals (reminiscent of Asobi Seksu), lies an aesthetic that’s organic and unafraid to emote.  An experience that’s typically absent in much of the electronic music I frequent today.

Check it out:

Lastly, from their press kit:

White Blush’s second single will be released by the end of May.

Be sure to espy my link notes and like/follow White Blush on FaceBook and Bandcamp; and help spread the word.

Via Carol Rhyu of White Blush

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  • Reply samroderick May 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Definitely reminiscent of Asobe Seksu, mix in some early Hugo Largo. Thank you for this post. I look forward to their full release.

    Sam Roderick

    • Reply Richard Sanchez May 19, 2012 at 3:57 am

      Hi Sam — Thanks for listening. Yes, she’s quite a talent, I hope to hear from her more!

  • Reply cristycarringtonlewis May 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Wow. This makes me think of late Japan (think “Ghosts” on Tin Drum) meets Kate Bush. If I got high, I’d do it to this. As it is, I’m drinking a nice moscato to it instead. Lovely writing, as always. Just say “thank you,” Richard Sanchez.

    • Reply Richard Sanchez May 19, 2012 at 4:04 am

      Haha … A simple and lean “thank you” it is Cristy CarringtonLewis. Verbicidal mania notwithstanding, my powers of cognition are at an all-time low at the moment, due to one too many shots of tequila with my coworkers — which was sadly just one shot … but hey, my tolerance is bottomfeeding low these days … and I had two miller lites … and … OK one shot is weaksauce, ;).

      • Reply cristycarringtonlewis May 19, 2012 at 4:24 am

        Miller Lites? Surely, Richard Sanchez doesn’t drink piss?

        • Reply Richard Sanchez May 19, 2012 at 4:29 am

          ha … it was a poor strategy I assumed might help combat the tequila … vs., perhaps a non-pissy beer. Was I ever wrong.

          • cristycarringtonlewis May 19, 2012 at 5:03 am

            May I introduce you Miss Ketel One? She’s a cheaper date than Grey Goose, but if you get her dirty, she’s one smooth dame. And with Stuffed Blue Cheese, Olive her!

            Yes. I went there. Talk about punography.

      • Reply Richard Sanchez May 19, 2012 at 4:31 am

        PS: Next time, I’ll consult you, ;p.

      • Reply Richard Sanchez May 19, 2012 at 7:26 am

        As a big softie, I can deal with some punography :). Grey Goose for special goosebump-ridden occasions, Miss Ketel One for those dutch lonely nights. Thanks for the introduction!

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