I won’t even mince words here. Some random dude started following us on Twitter, and when we finally checked out his jams, we were very pleasantly blown away. The Bear and the Sea already has a good number of tunes under his belt, so we just picked the first thing on his Soundcloud that we could download, because we’re all music hoarders up in here. “Pixel Riddles”, a track released four months ago for a forthcoming full-length, made for quite the first impression. As stated at his Soundcloud page, Damon Sheeley (The Bear and the Sea) was “raised on jazz, 80s synth-pop, Mama’s classical music, MTV, and poverty”. Among the droves of young, unsigned artists, he managed to snatch our attention and occupy our one-track minds today with his early 90’s ambient IDM synth samples, his retro trip-hopping swagger, and his obvious love for the sweeping sheets of chillwave synth. “Pixel Riddles” is a DOS-based peer-reviewed study of Com Truise and Shigeto’s post-fight make-up sex. It’s the nostalgia of old, unreleased Boards of Canada songs and the new wave of Rimar’s R&B swag, all rolled up into one radio-friendly three-and-a-half minute package. Do tha right thing, and download the memorable melody “Pixel Riddles”, by The Bear and the Sea, and check out the rest of his repertoire at his Soundcloud page today.