MAU is a five member electronic band from Portugal. The create shadowy electro-pop sounds that remind us of Justice, Cut Copy, and TV on The Radio. There is a paradoxical theme to their music; dark, yet uplifting. Every listener leans to one side or another, interpreting tracks as they experience the music. Their latest single, “Safari Entrepreneur Part 2″ is a perfect example of the dark natured, yet pleasant work MAU produces. The single opens with haunting synths and a dark, thumping bass line. African and Caribbean steel-drum work gradually enter the song accompanied by misty, distant vocals making this track very unique. Think if Drive was filmed in the wet, ghostly green of the Amazon. That’s what MAU has created. The band has made this release a free download, so feel free to snag the mp3!
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