20 Feb 2017

Songcrush: Autograf - Nobody Knows (ft. WYNNE)

From Songcrush

Autograf - Nobody Knows' (ft. WYNNE)

The bones of the new tune from Chicago trio Autograf are a plaintive piano sample and liberal use of side-chain compression (notice how all the musical elements drop in volume whenever the kick hits). So far, pretty standard-issue stuff. But WYNNE’s mournful vocal elevates the song, delivering a gorgeous baritone melody, then taking it up an octave, only to be dragged back down via pitch-shifting software. It’s an unnerving effect, supplemented with various clicks and clacks before a synth arpeggio enters and the whole thing takes flight into phased-out, downbeat psychedelia.
Tony Stamp