“YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) is a grass-roots political movement that focuses on housing issues all over the United States and around the world. It is a reaction against NIMBY (Not In My BackYard), where a lot of affordable housing developments are being blocked by local governments, driving up rent prices and homelessness rates everywhere, especially around the major metro areas in the US.”
Patience and peace rarely play a role in modern life, but they should, and perhaps they must as times move faster and grow noisier and more impactful on our every day existence. Enter YIMBY, these compositions, and the choice to temporarily free yourself from the manic downpour of information.
“What a stunning short journey, in a league of its own right now – following its own rules, making you smile, making you feel free from concern. Escapism at is finest. Creativity and professionalism have intertwined to a superb extent, and it pays off in acres.”
You can set aside an hour, can’t you? Even in today’s hectic world? NO? You should… when you can fill it with Compassion. In fact, you need to listen to all of it. For the songwriting, for the vocals, for the skill, for the magic… I don’t do politics, but in an age of Brexit and Trump, I find myself running towards Compassion with open arms. It’s worth it.
In terms of genre, New Realms (that title is probably a clue!) is borrowing from all over the place. As well as the influences I’ve already mentioned, there is something of Ulrich Schnauss-era Engineers about the overall effect of the EP. It’s rich, imaginative, compelling and intriguing. It’s hard to imagine higher praise than this.
Fresh from the upcoming EP City Of Lights, expected this July, Umair Ali’s Doldrums makes for a delicately breath-taking audio journey that slowly but surely envelops the listener in deeply human thoughts and feelings.
An EP that consistently rewards its audience for spending time under its spell. Fusing blissfully ambient delicacies with fragments of organic & often tribal-like audio, SHEETS0 brings through both an easy-listening & uplifting dance vibe, with detailed, creative soundscapes, and a collection of deeply thoughtful, passionate songs; a rare & impressive collection of qualities.
A truly emotive and fairly show-stopping piece of music. The release calms the room in an instant – quieting down the noise of the world and rightfully soothing the mind as it softly breathes this journey to dreamland into the space around you.
Emmy-winning composer and singer Cielo Pordomingo has released her fourth studio album and it’s one that offers a uniquely expressive, engaging and beautiful audio journey for its audience.
This is the work of an extremely talented composer and producer, with an ear for both electronic and organic musicality, and a general passion for music in all of its forms – this translates beautifully as you let this music work its magic for you. Absolutely worth losing yourself within for a while.
Ltronnika takes listeners down a decidedly retro, multi-layered pathway of electronic sound design with this latest release. Effectively encapsulating the very essence of exploration, the track is distinctly varied and sees numerous different sections and samples emerge as it moves through its three and a half minute journey.
There’s a subtle sense of rising energy – the lyrics, the very concept and title of the song, and the consistent movement musically throughout, all helps this calmness evolve into an incredibly uplifting mood.