sorry everyone for the late posting of this month’s MAP, the monthly offering by bloggers from all over the world introducing the music from their respective countries. as always, we have our local music ambassador brian koh anchoring this segment, with his song recommendation of the month from the mysterious elsa x.
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Elsa X – Baby Steps
On paper, Elsa X is a one-person experimental outfit that combines elements of post rock and electronica, under a pseudonym for a girl who suffers from mental disorders. Actually, it’s a project meant to raise awareness on mental illness. The music however was released as a 2 sides EP written by one principal songwriter, Wang Wei Yang, who has deftly combined various emotional undertones based on research by his project mates. The air of bipolar emotions constantly flits through the soundscapes, hopeful and hopeless all at the same time. Elsa X is not real, and the music may not have been conceived from an artist’s vision, but in this schizophrenic world, who can truly say what is what? – brian.