June 8, 2010

New Music: Cosmetics

Cosmetics | Music Waste 2010 | Cobalt 917 Main

Cosmetics are a minimalist electronic duo from Vancouver. Their dance music sleek and synthetic and is made with an attention to the detail, espousing a do-it-yourself, cosmic glamor lifestyle. Nic M and Aja Emma formed Cosmetics in the summer of 2008.

Cosmetics | Music Waste 2010 | Cobalt 917 Main

"Black Leather Gloves"
"Soft Skin"
"Honey Honey"


Cosmetics | Music Waste 2010 | Cobalt 917 Main

I love discovering new music, especially acts that are little known and are up and coming. I already mentioned the Music Waste show I attended, mostly to see Petroleum By-Product perform once again. It was a great lineup of interesting musical acts. One of the other groups that played that night were the two-piece alternative Vancouver dance outfit, Cosmetics.

Cosmetics | Music Waste 2010 | Cobalt 917 Main

The couple have a relatively low-key setup that really provides a cool, casual, intriguing sound and atmosphere. It is clear that the Vancouver duo's "seductive minimalist dance music is good enough to hook anyone after one listen."

Cosmetics | Music Waste 2010 | Cobalt 917 Main

Their sex infused lyrics set a great mood for the audience even with their slightly darkly tinged tones and beats as they performed in the darkened hall.

Cosmetics | Music Waste 2010 | Cobalt 917 Main

Their groove-soaked act give off a vibrant charm and relaxed feeling that really hooked me. Somewhat undiscovered until recently, Cosmetics embody a creatively outgoing yet soft musical attitude and lifestyle that hauntingly reflect an eclectic feel but remains easy to listen to.

Cosmetics | Music Waste 2010 | Cobalt 917 Main

Cosmetics recently signed with New Yorker label, Captured Tracks, and are working on a forthcoming release. Listening to their set at Music Waste, you could tell that they were in the midst of refining their music even further.

Cosmetics | Music Waste 2010 | Cobalt 917 Main

Despite their limited library, Cosmetics have crafted an engaging, undeniably sexy sound that begs to be revisited.

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