“We intentionally sought them out based on their individual styles.”
Despite live music being very scarce, touring being put on hold, and uncertainty clouding the entire industry as a whole due to COVID-19, singles, EPs and full-length albums are still coming out on a weekly basis. It’s a bright spot for music in 2020, and fortunately this year has brought a bunch of gems for our ears in various genres.
Furthermore, all this new recorded music is a testament that artists and bands are willing to jump in the studio during the pandemic in order to let their creative juices flow. This has certainly been that case in Boston’s local scene, with a ton of great new tracks and records released since the dawn of stay-at-home orders.
Coming with a wholly different approach than other recent releases is the trip hop act This Bliss, whose remix album, Forensically Restyled, came out on Oct. 23 via Mint 400 Records.
New spins on their tracks come from the likes of Qwill, Lex Vega, Ethan Dussault, all of whom worked with drummer Nick Zampiello, guitarist Tom Maroon, and vocalist Jess Baggia to incorporate exciting new takes and dynamics.
“Nick started a remix of our song ‘No Lies’ just for fun, and it was so good that I told him we should remix the entire debut LP, so we did.”
Baggia explained the concept and inspiration behind the remix project.
“All of us in the band participated and it was actually my first official remix, which was a great experience since I’ve been working on remixes for other artists since. As for the featured remix artists, we intentionally sought them out based on their individual styles and aesthetics to provide a range of electronic flavors.”
Rob Duguay is an arts & entertainment journalist based in Providence, RI who is originally from Shelton, CT. Outside of DigBoston, he also writes for The Brooklyn Rail, The Providence Journal, The Newport Daily News, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, New Noise Magazine, Flood Magazine and numerous other publications. While covering mostly music, he has also written about film, TV, comedy, theatre, visual art, food, drink, sports and cannabis.