Cristallin - Grand Combin
Swiss beat maestro Simeon Cristallin, who crafts glorious dreamscapes as Cristallin, has, after several silent months, left us with a new moment of bliss— ‘Grand Combin’. The track’s title, alongside its general aesthetic, first brought me memories of my adventures last year, all soundtracked by Southern Shores’ jam ‘Grande Comore’. However, I soon realized that despite its sun-soaked feel and the endless light leaks of the accompanying film, ‘Grand Combin’ climbs high snow-packed peaks of the Swiss mountain by the same name. It is about getting to that moment when the air gets thin, when you feel your legs starting to shake, the blue sky glistens above— when you look up from the crumbling rocks at your feet; you raise you head, cracking the blinds— unleashing the endless abyss beyond, below.