My friend asked me to listen to a few tracks by a new band, Rendezvous. Because I find music hard to resist, I knew I had to look for my trusty earphones again.
I asked my friend, “What kind of music do they play?”
She answered, “Electronica.”
Rendezvous = Electropop + Reality.
Immediately, I remember watching The Saint (starring Val Kilmer), with a few songs by Chemical Brothers making a comeback in my head. I thought I knew what to expect.
Expectations, shmectations. I would not have thought I was listening to electropop when I listened to Rendezvous’ song, Incognito. It was refreshingly different but still true to its mother genre.
Rendezvous: Hagai Izenberg and Itai Simon
I was instantly converted. Hail Hagai Izenberg and Itai Simon for molding veritable tunes!
Rendezvous obviously made music that could not be placed under just one classification. I heard instrumental music, jazz, pop, and even blues in just a single song. If I were to make a genre for them, I would say their songs belong under Progressive ElectroPop.
But then again, that’s just me. After listening to So What, I would have been glad to receive a free song download – but Christmas has come and gone, so instead of making a wish, maybe I should buy their debut album instead. (When does Rendezvous’ first album come out? When, when???)
Cluttered thoughts and busy minds need a little music for inspiration-slash-escape now and again. With Rendezvous just around the corner, we won’t have to look far.