Alina Baraz & Galimatias, an electro/R&B duo

Alina Baraz and Galimatias met through Soundcloud, and I’m not sure whether they’ve ever been in the same room at the same time. She is from Cleveland, Ohio, and he’s from Copenhagen. This modern setup proves that distance is no barrier to the success of an idea.

Alina Baraz is a singer-songwriter and Galimatias (real name: Matias Saabye Køedt) is an electronic player: this mixture’s result is an easy-listening, and a bit relaxing, electroR&B soundtrack. Urban Flora is their EP name, makes me think about something soft and ethereal, like Alina’s voice. Fantasy is their most listened song on Youtube (and my favourite). “Take me to a place, where there’s no time, no space”, it’s a very dangerous air the one you breath when you’re in love, do this words remember you that Mariah Carey song with the same name? I think Alina’s is the  same in slow motion, twisted and without that Mariah’s seductive voice.

Galimatias can perfectly follow Alina’s voice with his smooth sounds, very delicate and modern at the same time. He’s definitely a devotee of the ambient and chill out music of the eighties and he loves to experiment with different sounds, as in Ocean Floor Kisses.

What do you think about them?

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