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Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
Duo Electronic R&B


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"Attractive Singles: December 2016"

Brand-new duo Occlusions is a genre-bending enigma. Their warped synths and lo-fi beats flash back to late-’00s chillwave, while Monica Thomas’ vocals simmer with soul, classic but wounded. This just-released first peek provides more woozy, sexy vibe than succinct statement of intent; we’re excited to hear more. - City Arts

"First Listen: Occlusions – City Love"

Occlusions give a sweet combination of dreamy soul, rhythmic R & B, dissonant Electronica and captivating originality in the form of their new single titled ‘City Love’. The song gives cinematic breaks where appropriate, just long enough to catch one’s breath, before re-emerging the listener in a soundscape of sonically sensual bliss designed to grind the mind. Breathtaking. - Jammerzine

"New Noise: Production Vibes"

Seattle’s Occlusions explores long, summer nights, and a chilled production on their latest single “City Love.” The duo — Monica Thomas and producer Alex Gorischek — play upon each other’s influences and styles for a clean delivery. Slightly dreamy, and textured with electronic bits, “City Love” is a down tempo exploration of sounds that hits the spot. Thomas’ vocals are alluring and play with hazy chimes Gorischek dishes out. - Girl Underground

"Occlusions Enchant and Indulge in "Become" and "Too Much""

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Become” and “Too Much,” two new songs off Occlusions’ debut EP Kissing Silhouette (independently out June 1, 2018). The experimental R&B project of vocalist Monica Thomas and producer Alex Gorischek, Occlusions blends shimmering synths with haunting vocals to create left-of-center soundscapes that wrap you in otherworldly warmth. “Become” is utterly hypnotizing, shrouding us in a mysterious cloud of synths that glisten next to Thomas’ evocative voice. - Atwood Magazine


Kissing Silhouette EP -- 2018



Occlusions is the experimental R&B project of vocalist Leigh Thomas and producer Alex Gorischek. The duo draws influences from the likes of FKA Twigs, Kelela, Gold Panda, Andy Stott, POLIÇA, and others. The two formally joined forces in 2016 and the result is the smoky, soulful sound of Occlusions. Their name evokes teeth locking together, computer-rendered shadows, consonant pronunciation, and cyclone formation — ideas that show up in the process of their work. Their debut EP Kissing Silhouette was released in 2018.

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