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Introducing: Raudie Mcleod aka River Yarra

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Underrated artist, producer, and musician Raudie Mcleod otherwise known as River Yarra is nothing but pure talent. Hailing from Melbourne (however did you guess) this electronic guru knows how to make a song flow. He describes himself as being “inspired but not confined to the bush around him”, and to me that pretty much sums River Yarra up in an Australian nutshell.

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Combining the sounds of the bush with beats has got Australian and international potential written all over it. Raudie Mcleod’s debut single is experimental ecstasy.

It’s clear the beauty of his surroundings has had a large impact on his music, with a poetic tenderness present in both his lyrics and in the way his sound is produced. Officially now signed on with Solitaire Recordings, his debut single The Look absolutely oozes smoothness- with crackling snares and relayed synthetics the piece is masterfully woven until it becomes quite melodious.

River Yarra has a bit of a knack for building up songs, with subtle, slow beginnings eventually dropping off into addictive and appeasing electric dream pop outros. Go and check out From the Office and Marcus (Single) if you want a taste of the fizzling electric goodness and the big build crescendos that is River Yarra.

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October 2, 2014

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