SINGLE REVIEW: Human Heat feat. T Lieberson – All Night

Originally posted on Noise Cannon as part of the Noise of the Week feature: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/16/noise-of-the-week-101114

Former singer of the recently broken up indie band Yellow Ostrich, Alex Schaaf is now working on a solo project under the name of Human Heat. Though taking a much more electronic-pop route, Schaaf’s vocals remain on the same level of Thom Yorke-esque serenity. That said, ‘All Night’ harks similar tones to Metronomy in its emphasis on guitar and synth, subsidised by smooth and sensual vocals including that of T. Lieberson. As the song progresses, out pop soulful vocals, building ‘All Night’ into a greater state of grandeur and class. Hinting at some R&B tones Schaaf’s new project propels him into a completely different spectrum of music while the presence of his vocals reach out to those fans of former band Yellow Ostrich.

ALBUM REVIEW: Yellow Ostrich – Cosmos

Originally posted on Noise Cannon:  http://noisecannon.com/2014/05/05/yellow-ostrich-cosmos/
Yellow-Ostrich-CosmosNew York indie rockers Yellow Ostrich have applied their guitar driven melodies in new album Cosmos which is out May 5th. Prior to the writing of the album singer/guitarist Alex Schaaf occupied his time in Brooklyn engrossed in the study of astronomy while drummer Michael Tapper undertook a sailing trip from Mexico to Hawaii. With these two influences in play Cosmos reflects the ideals of both shutting yourself away from the world as well as venturing on to new ground. Soft tones lend the feeling of shutting yourself out from the world and floating in your own personal bubble while the slightly more aggressive beats and guitar melodies offer the buzz of first hand discovery. Continue reading “ALBUM REVIEW: Yellow Ostrich – Cosmos”