With electronic music, it isn't enough to make par. Anyone with a Macbook Pro and some free time can make music that sounds like it's underwater or in space, the two prerequisites for implied cool these days. And there is a ton of garbage in that vein, it's like a heart attack waiting to happen for the gluttonous music consumer. Luckily the artistry of it all isn't lost on those who excel, as many in the past year have demonstrated. A compelling melody, the perfect combinations of familiar and foreign electronic synthesis can still move the dial in our brains. Sun Airway
starts their debut with a rush of air and a sunburst sounding splatter, a familiar motif in the vein of electronic music (although not a bad one). It kind of sounds like Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
. But over the course of Nocturne Of Exploded Crystal Chandelier
the pair express a command of affecting melodies and combinations that coalesce into brilliance.