When LCD Soundsystem broke onto the scene in the early 2000's they paved the way for traditional rock and indie bands to start introducing more electronic and synthesizer elements into their performances. Now it was commonplace for brands to have just as many keyboard and midi-controllers onstage as guitars. Now, for artists like Kentucky-based Amtrac, we've seen the reverse. Instead of traditional rock artists using electronic instruments, we have electronic producers using real, or simulated, traditional rock instruments to give their music a more stadium-rock feel. That's what Oddyssey by Amtrac felt like to me. It's smooth, calming and melodic electronic music with a sprinkling of the classic elements of rock thrown in.
Click to learn more about the artist: Amtrac might be one of the few DJs/electronic artists to come out of Kentucky. However, when a musical artist does come out of Kentucky, they seem to come from Morehead. Rock band Cage the Elephant, Bluegrass artist Tim O' Brien and country artist Tyler Booth are all from Morehead Kentucky. Let's support the great state of Kentucky by adding this album to your list of new albums to listen to this week.
Release date: April 3, 2020
Similar artist(s): Rufus Du Sol, Yotto, LCD Soundsystem
Top tracks: Madness to Mayhem, Accountable, Odyssey