'The Spirit of the Young Poets' by D-Fried and 'Clinical Trials' by f5point6 included in Igloo Magazine's Best of 2023 list of albums. Igloo Magazine is an online magazine based in Southern California and dedicated to electronic music.
'The Spirit of the Young Poets' from Barcelona's D-Fried is a multi-textured composition free from constraints of form or duration, while still maintaining a bold narrative that flows through many twists and turns. Inspired by the poetry of Sylvia Plath, and a reminder of the power of words and imagination, this longform track is best described as 'landscape music'. 'The Spirit of the Young Poets' is a meandering musical river from beatless textures to wistful melodies, and from deep ambient pools to gentle swathes of sound that raise the spirits. This is a sensitive and emotional listening experience that borders on the devotional and should be embraced.
The cinematic 'Clinical Trials' from f5point6 is an audio chronicle of one person's struggle to survive in a dystopian world. A ten-track collection and a narrative about power versus the individual; namely, a young woman, Raluna, who volunteers to take part in a government funded clinical trial. With its extended soundscapes, this is both a meditation on authority and obedience, and the soundtrack to an imaginary science fiction film. Both releases are out now on See Blue Audio.