The Sounds of Glow – An Aural Treat for the Senses

Written by

From Producer Gemma Dempsey:

KCRW has put together a Glow Soundscape, an audio tour for the all night art event happening on Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, September 28.

As the producer, I loved finding music to compliment the artists talking about the incredible installations they will be revealing that night.

Each of the 15 Soundscapes feature exclusive tracks from composers or new artists, mixed with introductions by KCRW DJs and other sounds elements, to create a sonically immersive audio experience.

You can stream or download the Soundscapes here and below we highlight some of the music.

Carmen Rizzo Romancia album cover artist-Melissa Del Pinto

LA-based producer, composer, artist, DJ, remixer and two-time Grammy nominee Carmen Rizzo has an incredible and diverse array of artist credits that includes Coldplay, Dido, Seal, Jem, Huun Huur Tu and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

We’re thrilled to have a brand new track written and produced by Carmen as part of Glow’s Audio guide. “Romancia”, from his forthcoming EP,  is a cool, electronically vibe- filled work. It is an aural treat for the senses.

Carmen Rizzo – “Romancia” (DOWNLOAD)

Brighton is the UK’s Santa Monica – just without the sandy beaches and regular sunshine!

But it does have a great wealth of musical talent – including Fatboy Slim and Bat For Lashes. So given Glow’s location it seemed apt to include some tracks from Brighton-based artists, namely Luo and Us Baby Bear Bones.

Luo is a three-piece electronic band, which includes producer & writer Josh Trinnaman. Their track “Dissolver” was recently featured as part of Brighton’s Soundscreen event where artists are paired with bands to produce a visual response to their music. Check out the results by Jack Bonnington here.

Luo – “Dissolver” (DOWNLOAD)

Us Baby Bear Bones is a trio led by vocalist Puff Gandolfo, alongside Daisy Emily Warne and multi instrumentalist Luke Phillips.

Their songs are dreamy, complex and hypnotic, mixing evocative vocals with a diverse array of electronic sounds  and instruments to create a multi layered sound that will suck you in in the nicest possible way!

Us Baby Bear Bones – “Swamp” (DOWNLOAD)

The Glow Soundscape also includes tracks from The AngelLee RydaArlen Figgis, Ludovico Einaudi’s side project Whitetree, Mr Fogg, William Arcane, Fishing and London Grammar, with an instrumental version of their track “Strong“. (The video for the original version was shot in Los Angeles, check it out!)

Download the Soundscape in advance so you can plan your trip to Glow!

— Gemma Dempsey