Artist Match Up of the Week: Cristallin Vs. Adam French

So both of this weeks artists come from a blog I follow called Hey Indie, a blog dedicated to promoting indie talent check it out by clicking here.

First Up…

Name: Cristallin

Sounds Like:  The XX , Bon Iver

Label: Independent

Website: http://briomusic.bandcamp.com/

cristallin

 Cristallin is a Switzerland-based producer and filmmaker seeking to capture his visual imaginations in a way that allows its nostalgic appeal to stay intact throughout the creative process of his EP.  Cristallin is part of a Record Label/Collective called The Brio Life which aims to create  memorable musical experiences through the power of visuals.  They want the listener to think of their music “visually, to translate each sonic element into that of visual auroras and nostalgia” and  “believe that people can find the deeper sounds in music and appreciate it for its full intention and value”.

Check out one of their projects with Google+

As for Cristallin, drawing upon his name that is French for reflection he described his sound as being influenced and inspired by visuals.  In relation to his first EP release Eon Cristallin said in an interview with Hey Indie “Rather than re-creating my emotions through forms of music videos after the EP is finished, the visuals were captured first, in which the four songs then acted as soundtracks during the second part of the project. By reversing the process of sonic and visual interaction, nostalgia can radiate in abundance. It’s an attempt for music to become permanently memorable, timeless, and last eons…”

Check out an example below with the single Lights.

You can definitely see how the visuals match the music, I think it a very interesting approach to creating music.   Cristallin reminds me of a more electronic and synth version of Bon Iver which is a great thing since Bon Iver is one of my favorite artists.

Listen to some of his other stuff on his Soundcloud here.

Next Up…

Name: Adam French

Age: 21

Label: Unsigned

Sounds Like: Ed Sheeran, James Arthur, Mumford & Sons

Website: http://www.adamfrench.co.uk/

adam

A Native to Northwestern England, Adam French classifies himself as a singer/songwriter and is currently on a local tour supporting his 6 song EP Like Everybody Does and new lead single Shivers.   Based on his facebook and various social media outlets French really keeps all his fans in the loop about everything occurring in his career which important when creating/developing a fan base.  He is the beginning stage of his career working hard to breakthrough and make an impact in the industry.  Check out his latest release below.

shiver

For more music also check out his Sound Cloud here, you won’t be disappointed.

He reminds me of Ed Sheeran but with a much more harder sound, which is definitely a good thing.  He is a good writer and knows how to emote while still producing a catchy song.

Conclusion

To be honest, at this point I really like both of the artists.  Once I heard they’re music I immediately added both of them to my spotify playlist. Both have clear directions and sounds, on one side you have a Cristallin with a cool sound and vision but maybe a little less commercially viable and on the other you have a very commercial artist who has struggled to make an impact.  I’m stuck on this one because the music is so good… can I just sing both?

What do you all think?

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