Tennyson: Lay-by

Machinedrum's haunting Vapor City medley, Can U Dance, Sébastien Tellier's PrivateJam and more in this week's look at music

The teenage Canadian brother and sister duo behind the tender, futuristic instrumental “Lay-by” want to remind people to take a minute to slow down and take everything in, because “sometimes the dark can be beautiful.” This track begins with what sounds like a pitched car door signal and sets off on a dynamic journey with more curious sonic colorings and embellishments—without needing vocals or lyrics to grab the listener’s attention. Tennyson’s jazz-influenced electronic works have also caught the interest of fellow Canadian and producer Ryan Hemsworth, as he selected their “You’re Cute” as the first up in his free music series Secret Songs.