I came across this video for M+A called Bam, on Indie Music Filter (I highly suggest you check this blog out) and I was immediately mesmerized by the synchronized lady clones until I realized it was all one girl. She must have had to twirl and jump for hours to make this happen. Her movements were perfectly in rhythm to the sample beats in a way that was totally hypnotic. Seriously though, she doesn’t even break a sweat. Not how I remember gym class at all.
M+A are 19 year old Michele Ducci and 22 year old Degli Angioli, an Italian duo that, according to their website, are incredibly insightful and articulate about the motivations behind their art. Whether it’s how sounds and meaning collide, “We provide forms, and who listens, creates content. The song doesn’t end with us, and becomes itself a base of departure and not of arrival”. While describing themselves as two unique entities, “it’s two people moving forward parallel to one another, though with countless meeting points.” That’s probably the best and certainly most romantic idea of collaborative art. If this is what they call future-pop, then there’s hope for pop music, yet.
M+A are sonically kin to acts like Panda Bear, Phoenix, or Atlas Sound, with remnants of The Books. It’s playful electronic pop that’s beyond it’s years. You can grab their album Things.Yes via Monotreme Records.
Watch the video below!