What sets the song apart from being viewed as an exercise in retro charm is the interesting choice of the samples and the snapping rhythm track. The choral sounds could have been curated for WOMAD by Peter Gabriel, and the fact that they don’t fit the chord progression super-snugly is a dissonant and spooky delight.
Each time the chorus comes around, its simple, insistent melody drills into your memory, floating above a Björk-like set of rhythmic patterns that seemingly arrive out of nowhere. This is a classy and intricate slice of pop that we should all get our ears around.
Emerging under the appropriate title Exit Simulation II, the new project is of such a uniquely interesting and easy to enjoy nature, that you’re likely to find yourself lost in the midst of it as one united and whole experience – a rare and valuable quality for the contemporary album.
Eight original tracks designed with care, with clear emotion and professionalism combined. Breathe Me In as a complete project is a rewarding journey to embark upon – the perfect choice this summer but also offering a timeless quality with a notable lightness.
With some decent exposure, I could imagine Let Me Know appealing to a very broad demographic: it’s a confident slice of hip-hop that ticks all the lifestyle-centric tropes of current on-trend bangers. It feels mature and authentically honest without being too knowing or too cynical, and deserves to be shared around.
Tar-ris’s use of breath as a percussion element and bird sounds in the chorus, coupled with the piano loops, creates a cinematic undertone that ultimately adds to the overarching drama of the music.
BICHAI is self-described as an electronic lounge artist, which might imply that a listening experience is an indoor one. But if you close your eyes and listen, the scope of the vision and the depth of the sonic choice makes it a far wider one.
There are journeys within each of these compositions, and the details and pauses, the weight contrasted by the lightness, all adds to the experience – helping make this entire album no less than a dream to lose yourself within.
Michael Woroniecki’s latest release is a project that compiles a collection of heartfelt, emotionally loaded songs, often leading with conceptual thoughts and poetic reflections on life and personal turmoil.
French-producer duo DirtyDiamondz, currently based in London, have compiled an extensive collection of their recent creative offerings under the title of Raw Talent Beat Pack Vol.1 – a project that offers up a whopping 16 original instrumentals, featuring a gathering of equally impressive artists from across the globe.
I’m not entirely sure whether the lyric was a nod to Billy Taylor’s I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free. I really hope it was, I love the cross-pollination of genre present, and this reference would be the icing on the cake. The whole thing is undoubtedly a grower.
cusp’s Plovák is effectively an eight-minute ambient dream for EDM fans. Proving the perfect choice to return to – at the start or end of your day – this fine balance between mid-tempo rhythm, mild distortion and delicate synths, makes for an easy lift or the perfect accompaniment to near-meditative escapism.