Lately, I have been finding it difficult to latch onto any newly emerging electronic production partnerships because there are many, who are concentrating on the one style of sound. When it comes to futuristic beats, the transatlantic act Weslee have been gaining ground, but on a personal level they do not excite me, so I am happy to look to another duo to offer me a slice of production lead mastery I can relate too. Irish/Australian duo AGE filter a slight nod of indie presence into their futuristic production lead style and I prefer it for it’s more authentic feeling than the commercially geared efforts of other up-and-coming production acts.
AGE have only been together since last year and recently began putting out music online, debuting in the summer with the sonorous track “Peaks“. In their short time together Gavin Dwight and Jen Cosgrave’s dreamy composition has begun to get them noticed which has led them to play a small number of warm-up shows and recently support Temper Trap. They split their time writing and recording from bedroom sessions in Clapton to overnight shifts at North London’s Tileyard studios (before they were kicked out to make way for Lily Allen.)
The indie electronic partnership probably isn’t making a conscious effort to appear on year-end tastemakers lists with the release of their sophomore single “Dislocate“. However, managing to sound relatively distinctive to everything else on the radio makes them an interesting, proposition. A mysterious and dark theme truly comes to the fore on “Dislocate” showcasing the exquisite harmonies and dreamy melody. AGE delivers bubbling electronica smoothed at the edges, creating spacey lilting gems that, despite their otherworldly and dreamy-state also manage to possess, a significant drive and propulsiveness.