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Kodacrome release airy electronica album “Think of the Children”

What’s most impressive about Kodacrome’s latest album, Think of the Children, is its ability to feel weightless. Despite the dominance of synthesizers and drum machines, which often lend a heavy hand to electronic music, Kodacrome often seems to be floating by, almost effortlessly. Its in no small part due to the vocals of Elissa LeCoque which brush gently across the music beneath. LeCoque and musical partner Ryan Casey set the ambience with minimal arrangements and preferences for analog synthesizers. It’s not until the three songs in, on the titular track, that the backing beat even builds to a strong pulse. The duo’s airy production softens the edges and makes Kodacrome’s third album a worthwhile listen as a whole. Think of the Children is out now, stream it below. – Cameron Carr

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Kodacrome’s new single is a blissful house track

On new single “Think of the Children,” Kodacrome make a dreamy home out of minimalist electronica. Building over a house beat, Elissa LeCoque slowly emotes with a determined bassline and waves of ambient synth flourishes providing support. LeCoque and musical partner Ryan Casey clearly have a careful ear for sound, choosing only vital elements that accentuate the beat established at the song’s beginning. “Think of the Children” is the title track from the synth duo’s new album, due April 1st, and their first release since 2016. Stream “Think of the Children” below. – Cameron Carr

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Kodacrome releases track "Oh, You Two" + plays Rough Trade on 12/3

With their latest track "Oh, You Two", Brooklyn's synth pop duo Kodacrome remains faithful to their name with a cinematic track that would play perfectly as a soundtrack of a noir movie. For it, they have crafted a cavernous, minimalistic soundscape bursting with sonically satisfying textures, a dreamy, steady pulse that almost beats along with our heart, while Elissa P.'s melodic, moody vocals surface only sporadically with somber strokes. You can experience Kodacrome live at Rough Trade on December 3rd. -Ashley Muniz

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Kodacrome unveils video for "The City is Burning" - The Deli digs it

Every musician should have the sentence "Less Is More" tattooed on a part of their body often visible to their eyes - because unless you aspire to be the new Frank Zappa or Trent Reznor, you want your music to breathe. It's a concept that  Brooklyn synth-pop duo Kodacrome knows well and practices flawlessly, both from a musical and visual standpoint. New single "The City is Burning" is a beautiful exercise in restraint, that somehow manages to "straighten" a complex 5/4 tempo. Every element in the arrangement is measured and essential: the minimalistic electric piano melody; the slightly vocoded drone of the simple melody; the sober rhythm pattern. The stunning video matches the song's ascetic atmosphere by showing - in religious black and white - the miracle of water in all its glory, while semi-intelligible lyrics seem to stress the vulnerability of the human condition: "frozen summer/golden handcuffs/you are such a mess." Give this song/video some time, and you'll be touched.

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Kodacrome releases debut album "Aftermaths"

We got to know Brooklyn electronic duo Kodacrome earlier this year through our Best of 2013 poll for emerging NYC artists. The band's clean, dark and sophisticated electro sound stood out in the contest's open submissions. Their debut EP showcased six enjoyable and solidly produced tracks and one single ('The Bug') that made it into our Best of NYC Electro playlist. The biggest challenge for an emerging band is to follow up a quality debut with a record that's as good, and we are pleased to report that Kodacrome, in their debut LP 'Aftermath' (released on July 29) keeps faith to its promises. Their soberly teutonic, essential and pragmatic electro perfectly suits the gorgeosly sultry but slightly detached vocals of Elissa LeCoque, even when things get a little playful and syncopated like in single 'Immaculata' (streaming).

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