Posts tagged “chill”

December 11th, 2012

Rhye - The Fall (Hazy Mountains Remix)

Hazy Mountains is the solo project of Julian Prott of the German dream pop fourpiece Shoreline Is and his latest effort takes the form of a wonderfully eased-out take on Rhye’s jam ‘The Fall.’ The Dortmund-based producer also recently self-released his debut full-length Breeze last month and you can get your hands on that over at his bandcamp page.

June 27th, 2012

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.

June 15th, 2012

World Tour - Forever Tonight

World Tour, the Swedish trio that crafted a most luscious EP which was released by Cascine earlier this year, is at it yet again. From a small village in northwestern Sweden, they bring us our latest indulgence. ‘Forever Tonight’ begins in a deep cavern, echoing a beclouded call from below— however, it soon opens up and spills out and into a heartfelt tune laced with ethereal melodies paired with a sort of transporting yet tangible simplicity of which World Tour is so familiar. ‘Forever Tonight’ will be released on Swedish label Emotion.

June 4th, 2012

Slow Magic & Beat Culture - Once

Slow Magic and Beat Culture have recently come together to collaborate on a blissful jam of the sun-soaked variety that seems to come quite naturally to the two dreamscape-crafting artists. Despite the fact that he’s just 17 and is currently finishing up high school, Beat Culture (aka Sunik Kim) has dropped several new tracks in the past few weeks and this collab with the rather mysterious Slow Magic, who released an extended version of his debut album ∆ in April, is surely just a glimpse of what’s to come from the young Hong Kong-based Korean. Check out ‘Once’ below.

May 28th, 2012

Matilda Manzana - Pez Espada

Mexico City’s Oscar Rodríguez has delivered a new tune under his tropical pop moniker Matilda Manzana. A dreamy wander, ‘Pez Espada’ (swordfish) is the first single off Oscar’s upcoming album Conjuntos Cartográficos. The release, pegged to drop sometime before the end of year, will hold ten tracks, each paired with a different map (hence the albums title). Matilda Manzana is not a name, it is a place— imaginary, distant, familiar.

Matilda Manzana - Pez Espada

May 3rd, 2012

Ditt Inre - Månljus (saknad)

Stockholm’s Einar Andersson & Hampus Klint have emerged together as Ditt Inre under the veil of their sultry six-track EP, En Värld I Brand. The release will see the light of day May 29 on the ever-indulging bearer of good news, Cascine. The duo crafts a dreamy dance pop which at first gleams with sun-soaked ambivalence, but, at its depths, thoroughly realizes a steeping sensitivity.

The boats rocks as wind simmers the sails. The stars bob endlessly above. A haze rises like cool mist after a nighttime rain— the dark pavement warm still; the soft brume brims with the transient reverie of day.


April 21st, 2012

munno - early idle

Maryland-based producer munno just dropped his debut EP early idle. The five-track release brims with pitch-shifted samples and intricately sliced beats. I’ve already spent the whole morning blissing out to this album. Pick it up for free over at munno’s bandcamp.

munno - mine

munno - yours

April 2nd, 2012

Bearcubs - Home

Brighton, England’s Bearcubs crafts pulsating dreamscapes laced with trickling sunshine and rekindles memories of a full moon’s reflection in a placid sea. The Cadence Collective's debut release features a pair of songs from each of the collective's five artists: Bearcubs, Cube Face, Kruisemode, m∞n and Theo Bass. Download it here. Bearcubs’ contributions to the album, ‘Home’ and ‘Cascade,’ remind me of a mélange of Southern Shores and Star Slinger. ‘Home’ satisfies yet leaves me begging for more from this british college student. Last month he began recording his debut EP which will be out sometime in the next month.

Bearcubs - Home

homeward bound

March 9th, 2012

Celista - Brooklyn

A new gem finds its way. From a far off place, fugacious producer Celista returns. Shrouded in a veil of loosely defined escapism, the mysterious project cannot be pinned to a map. In the fall, Celista released its debut EP. Now, as winter turns spring, Celista resurfaces bringing a new downtempo dream, ‘Brooklyn,’ to my inbox, to my ears. Following songs like ‘Endless Day’ and ‘Warm Autumn,’ it’s the first single off Celista’s upcoming full length which is planned to drop later this year.

"last night, new sound, early morning, new sounds awake.

absent, distant. coming home, i see it over the light.”

September 15th, 2011

Warm Speakers - Cast the First Stone

Long Island’s Warm Speakers is back with his first new jam since his debut EP Mezcal Noon from the beginning of July. Full of the smoothest of vocals, ‘Cast the First Stone’ is an easygoing three-minute slow burner. Check out the single as well as Patrick’s debut EP over at his bandcamp 

Warm Speakers - Cast the First Stone

August 8th, 2011

Turning Torso - Soma (single)

David Sánchez, an architecture student from Queretaro, Mexico, has been recording under the moniker Turning Torso since the summer of 2009. With three releases under his belt, he was planning to record and release a fourth this summer, but summer’s nearly come and gone for David. With the start of classes just around the corner, he hasn’t bagged the album completely. He’s got a handful of tracks already recorded, and he’s still working on the rest of the release, so he made sure to assure me that we’ll be seeing quite a few surprises from his guitar-based electronic project in the near future. Today he’s given us the first, in the form of a single of the album. David told me that with the new songs he tried to craft a new sound for Turning Torso. He’s incorporated more beats and electronic elements, whilst still managing to stay true to his roots as a guitarist. Keep a look out for new jams from TT over at his bandcamp and soundcloud.

Turning Torso - Soma (single)


Turning Torso - Walker EP

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