Two Chapels is an electronic duo that hails from New York City. Jenn Grossman provides vocals, as well as plays the keyboards and does some programming. Marc Wilhite plays keyboards and does some programming. The duo met while they were graduate students at New York University, studying under electornic music pioneer Morton Subotnick.
Their music is described as downtempo electronic and electropop, and their bio says they are similar to M83., Purity Ring, Crystal Castles, Chvrches, and Massive Attack. As of this writing, the duo is working on their debut EP, which is currently scheduled to be released during Summer 2013.
Their first song, “Forgotten,” is available for streaming at the Soundcloud website, which is where I had the opportunity to hear it. As a fan of synthpop and electronic music, I was very interested in checking this out, and I found that the song didn’t disappoint me.
“Forgotten” falls into a laid back trance sound that includes a slight hint of a Depeche Mode influence. This is a slower that song is very relaxing, but doesn’t put you to sleep. “Forgotten” is a good “chill out” song for when you need to unwind.
The use of reverb on the vocals for “Forgotten” adds a nice touch to the track. The combination of the music, the atmosphere, and the effects of the vocals combine in such a way that it literally gave me goose bumps as I was listening to it.
I believe that “Forgotten” will not be forgotten by listeners who check it out, and I especially think that it will hold a strong appeal to listeners who enjoy listening to synthpop and electronic music.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. You can check out Two Chapels for yourself at: