December 20, 2012


Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society...
For well over a year we've sang the praises of Portland R&B duo Magic Fades and their minimalist, robotic way of approaching the genre. Today the duo have finally announced an album, Obsession, to come this January 8 via the fine folks at Мишка. FACT Magazine got the premiere of the Obsession's title track, which samples some bluntly familiar notes from Brandy & Monica's "The Boy Is Mine". The most fantastic thing about these two is that they clearly don't take themselves too seriously, forgoing all notion of reinventing something old, having been quoted as saying "We read a lot of interviews with people talking about ‘re-contextualizing beats/samples/lyrics/vibes’, we are not thinking about it in that way. We just get together and make what we like." It's a great stance to have in order to make sure we're all just here to have fun. The airy nature and digital vibes of autotuned vocals give the song the sound of a CG fantasy world, an imagery that is enhanced by the album art and Magic Fades' general aesthetic. With all of this is in mind it become clear that Magic Fades just gets off on reminiscing about the "good ol' days."

Stream: Magic Fades - Obsession

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