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The Formalist Release "A Trace of Yourself"

Alright, folks, buckle up for a journey through the sonic cosmos with The Formalist's latest offering, 'A Trace of Yourself.' If you're into elegant, experimental electronic pop sprinkled with a dash of shoegaze ambience, you're in for a treat. This dynamic duo, consisting of Brooklyn-born Stephen Krieger and Norwegian Erik Laroi, has been brewing up something special since 2006, and it's finally here.

Let's talk vibes. Picture this: you're floating through a dreamscape of indie rock, dream pop, and trip-hop. Each track on this 10-piece tapestry of emotions invites you to explore the depths of your own consciousness. The album's concept? It's all about what lingers from our past and what might just tag along into our future. Deep stuff, right? From coincidence to loss, memory to connection, 'A Trace of Yourself' covers it all.

Now, let's zoom in on the stars of the show. 'Happenstance' kicks things off, diving into the traces we leave behind in life. Then comes 'Finite,' hitting you right in the feels with its exploration of personal loss and longing. And don't even get me started on 'A = N,' wrapping you up in a future-noir atmosphere that'll have you contemplating the cyclical nature of memory and nostalgia.

But hold up, because we've got a spotlight on the main event: 'In Slow Motion.' This track is the heart and soul of 'A Trace of Yourself.' Its thumping baseline grabs you by the ears and refuses to let go. It's like diving headfirst into every moment you've ever experienced, both the good and the not-so-good. Would you relive a cherished memory if you could? That's the question this track whispers in your ear. With vibes reminiscent of Joy Division and nods to Sigur Rós and Brian Eno, 'In Slow Motion' is a sonic masterpiece.

Shoutout to Erin Tonkon for the mix and Simon Scott for the master, because they've cooked up a hidden-layers "headphone album" that's just waiting for you to dive in. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Radiohead, Aphex Twin, My Bloody Valentine, and even newer acts like Broken Bells and James Blake, The Formalist has crafted a dreamscape that's begging to be explored. Trust me, there's gold to be found for those who dare to dig deep.

So, grab your headphones, find a comfy spot, and get ready to lose yourself in 'A Trace of Yourself.' The Formalist isn't just making music; they're inviting you on a journey through time and space. And trust me, you won't want to miss this ride.

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