Thursday, December 13, 2012

Poliça's (and Tropics') Nostalgic Electro R&B

Tropics, aka England's Chris Ward, dropped a beautiful remix of Poliça's "Wandering Star" earlier this week. 

Released this February on the Give You The Ghost LP, Poliça's 
fluttering vocals epitomize to the mystical melancholy that has 
enveloped electro R&B recently.  Listen to that beautiful - and very 
slight - effect that's thrown on the vocals, and the subtle lower 

The Tropics remix capitalizes on that same theme of mysticism, 
dropping the beat to halftime and thinning out everything but an eerie piano over echoing synth lines. The electric Mississippi flows slowly in mourning.