Inspired by the subversive surrealism of Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel, and the electronic sounds of synthwave, Well, Bunuel. is the culmination of a lot of different factors for its creator, native South East Michigan resident, Steve Barker.
After writing, recording, and touring with various bands over the last 20 years, Barker started this solo recording project with a laptop, a bass and a few keyboards and plugins after the global pandemic of 2020 put a forcible hold on every group of musicians around the world. His debut EP, “Future Resolution” is available everywhere now!
‘Safe For Now’ opens “Future Resolution” and is the perfect introduction to the Well, Bunuel. sound. A solid beat keeps the track moving as different sounds, textures and melodies dip in and out with heady precision. This track has some elements that remind you of “Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads. “Save It” is another groove oriented track with a hot bassline and a synthesized melody that you may hear in a movie set in 1980’s California mall along with any other songs off of the EP. “Name Your Heart” slows things down slightly but doesn’t lose the feel of the previous two tracks with its fat bassline and sinewy lead line. “My House Or Yours?” is a collaboration between Well, Bunuel. and Growroom Productions’ main man, Lee Durham. Durham provided the drum track and Well, Bunuel. took care of the rest. Once again, melody and rhythm are taken on a surreal trip and the result is both danceable and captivating at the same time. As the first offering from Well, Bunuel., “Future Resolution” is the musical equivalent of a dream and a groove mashed together to help the body move and the head to float simultaneously. Check it out now!
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Kaelab Riyan Folks is a singer/songwriter from Staunton, VA. Short and sweet, his genre consists of a pop-like R&B sound. He is known as a hopeless romantic, and he likes to make his music about the realistic emotional encounters he has faced. We are just beginning to learn about him, but we see a ton of potential going forward!
His newest track is called, “Save Your Love” it definitely fits into his genre range. The piano chords that are the center piece of the instrumental are simple, but has that pop-element we look for that keeps your head bopping. His vocals are impressive, as he sings, “Save Your Love” during the hook which will easily get stuck in the listener’s head. One of our favorite parts of the track are his ability to vocally harmonize in areas. Check out the track below.