Bask In The Mellow Glow Of Idesia's 'Golden Dreams'
With all of the sophistication that you would expect from the collective effort of a group of USC Thornton School Of Music educated musicians, Los Angeles band idesia caught our attention last year with their electronic, hip-hop, r&b and neo-soul inspired sound. Conjuring up a hypnotic aural sensibility that proved equally adept at having the listener dissolve into their own subconscious as it did in fascinating through the intricacy of its design, Sophie Dimitroff, Colton Toy, Brandon Combs and Daniel Oldham proved that idesia's mellow aura had a musical magnetism all its own.
Returning to kick off the new year with their 'Golden Dreams' album, idesia further reinforce the first impressions that their music made last year. Drawing on influences that include J Dilla, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Hiatus Kaiotye and Jill Scott, from the bumpy electronic shimmer of 'Nu''s musings on the ebb and flow of life's time and tides to the lush, sultry desire of 'April Love', and from the aqueous, poignantly confused emotion of 'Chase The Rain' to the mellow swagger and groovy braggadocio of 'Back And Forth', with 'Golden Dreams' idesia prove that they trade in a supremely polished brand of soul-soothing, genre-fusing eclecticism.
Cultivating a creatively sophisticated sound that with its languid grooves, warm basslines, lush keys and shimmering motifs effortlessly provides the kind of breezy, dreamy sonic ambience in which the poised nonchalance and jazzy confidence of singer Dimatroff's smoothly mature vocal delivery perfectly nestles, 'Golden Dreams' offers up a musical passport to a place where genre boundaries happily surrender to the bewitching allure of idesia's enchanting embrace.
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