Where ambient music makes a fine accompaniment for meditation or an evening of calm, even a long journey for many of us, it occasionally lacks that humanity or soul to give it a little more meaning and intention. In this case, you get the best of both worlds.
Lauren keeps things real in an almost spontaneous, in the moment fashion, and by doing this – she allows the song to build bridges towards any number of listeners; those who have unexpectedly found themselves caught in a whirlwind of deep thoughts, questions, and uncertainty.
Producer nrg has crafted a blissfully enjoyable collection of tracks for this release Love & Violence. Beginning with the delicate jazz-guitar vibes of Broken, a smooth fusion of classic RnB and trip hop emerges and sets the mood beautifully.
There’s a strong sense of attitude or reflective confrontation to the song. Luani.’s vocals deliver this in a genuine way, seeing moments of delicacy appear rightfully gentle, and seeing those with more intensity appear with authentic grit and volume.
Everything from the performance to the production works beautifully. A refreshing new song, confident and catchy in a subtle, smooth way.
Where the experimental aspect has given the piece character and allowed it to stand out, those essential musical building blocks within present a clear knowledge of what works in composition, so there just as many addictive and satisfying riffs and flickers of colour as there are instances of the unexpected.
Where it’s often possible to listen to a variety of electronic music these days and pick out certain recognisable layers, in this case – CosmiWave offers up an arena of genuinely unorthodox yet perfectly satisfying elements.
The band prompt their audience to open their minds, and the music paves the way for this really well. Every Human is an exciting EP and one that highlights Jaenki as a name to look out for over the coming months and years.
The concept implied is that of peacefulness without possessions – the idea that these ‘things’ we collect and value throughout our lives are perhaps not the key to genuine tranquility; even that they’re often a hindrance to it.
Ajak Krak takes listeners down a vintage pathway of vinyl crackles and gentle jazz ambiance with this latest release. More than that though, the song’s specific intention pours through lyrically on top of the soundscape, creating an unexpected yet notably artistic contrast that’s surprisingly captivating to listen to.
Laura Clare brings together creative trip hop beats and long-form RnB-style melodies for this single – the sort of melodies that fall seductively at the end of each line, reinforcing the theme within.
The very concept of Balance is represented in every possible way on this track. Intensity is balanced with peacefulness, optimism is balanced with realness, melody is balanced with rap and rhythm. And all the while, the whole thing continues to rain down in an entrancing fashion.