Peaches takes the form of a classic trip hop single in many ways, igniting nostalgic connections to the likes of Portishead & Zero 7. The further along it moves though, the more it begins to pave its own way – the more intricacies you pick up on that effectively paint a new kind of picture.
A collaborative project with a uniquely creative and artistically free twist to it. Puerto Rico’s Silvermouse emerge with a full-length album designed to take listeners somewhere outside of themselves; or further within than ever before.
These are the underground hits the music world craves; and turns back to again and again. Timeless, refreshing and ever-creative music.
The best way to experience a song like this is at volume – headphones, isolation, absolute escapism. Beautiful.
“Sufjan Stevens was a huge inspiration. So I began bleeding that with folk sounds like Mumford or Lumineers. I also spent a lot of time listening to speaches by Alan watts.”
Delicately rhythmic and intimate production meets with softly emotive vocal work, deeply human lyricism, and a quiet rain of detail; building atmospheric bliss and ultimately offering powerful respite from the weight of the world.
The opening moments immediately put the listener at ease – here comes that fine fusion of retro electronica and the sounds of the natural world; here comes the dreamland, the ethereal bliss.
Fusing a quickly engaging, rhythmically entrancing soundscape, with blissfully delicate vocals, and a substantial, intentional and meaningful lyrical substance, Disconnection is the anti-pop hit we’ve all been craving.
A master of melody yet again, Drifter showcases a fine ear for tuneful story telling. There’s actually a retro, mildly medieval or role-play / gamer-like vibe to the midsections of this piece.
Featuring hints of hip hop, a range of brief yet characterful vocals, and a complete ocean of different instrumental moments and sentiments, Sounds Of The Mind is as complex as it is calm and simple to appreciate.
Feeling partly like classic trip hop escapism from yesteryear, and partly like a notably organic, neo-jazz groove – a moment of rhythm and spontaneity captured in time – the song offers up a series of quickly appealing elements; all which combine to craft something awesomely addictive.
Her voice alone has so much character that you can tell this will last if the songs and the performances keep coming. On top of that though, the songs on this album offer something pure, honest, and deeply considerate – a set of qualities that are so valuable, and well worth holding onto once you find them.