Beautifully mellow Chill-hop and Ambient from Saigon Trio All Things Flow – Good Morning Miss Fox is a compact 5-track project with big moods and emotion. Displaying quite a nice variety of style and approach, the songs float in-between relaxed beats and delicate, thoughtful guitar/synth noodlings. All of it is painted with a soft yet vibrant palette, bringing about those feelings of warm nostalgia. This is some highly recommended morning music, perfect with a cup of tea and a hazy sky…
สวัสดี 𝐇𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬, by 𝑳𝒖𝒂 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑷𝒉𝒂𝒚𝒂𝒎
Hello Music Lovers! I know it’s been a few weeks since sharing anything to this website – the world has weighed me down in all directions – but thing like this only slow us down….. A small thank you to everyone who has stuck with us, this website has been around a long time and we have no intention of going away!
Without further jibber jabber – I am enjoying some really mellow Monday tunes over here, a fresh release from Seouls CHO OYU label – a wonderful little hub for experimental ambient music. สวัสดี 𝐇𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬 features 6 collaborative tracks created by Lua with assistance from Thai multi-instrumentalist Phayam. The project on a whole is very cozy and warm – touching flavors of hope and melancholy, giving the tracks some proper depth.
There is almost 2 sides to each track – a background is painted with lush textures and pleasing progressions – only to act as a stage for plinking and plucking piano riffs that are ultimately satisfying. Tracks like 𝙉𝙤𝙬 𝙄 𝙐𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙 opt for a more stripped-down approach that I can really appreciate – the meditative nature of 2 hands wandering on a piano combined with the overall vibe of the album leads to quite a blissful mindstate…
The album is available now via CHO OYU’s bandcamp page – do yourself a favor and pick up their discography while you’re there – for about 8 dollars you can get all 10 of their releases including this one – so if you find yourself agreeing with this vibe, go and show some support!
Perspectives, by Laffey
Lovely chill-hop beats for your mellow morning from producer Laffey. Brought to us by Inner Ocean Records – this 5 track EP smacks softly with delicious beats and intoxicating melodies. Some beautiful guitar and piano work here, lots of subtle treats to make you smile. Flow has got to be my favorite track for this reason – it’s got a perfect beat, peppered with sublime reversed guitar riffs, all sitting on top of the most mellow keys possible. Perfect listen for slow mornings or rainy nights…
My Mind As Your Amusement Park, by Phantom vs Fire
After much anticipation it has finally arrived! The latest full-length project from Brazilian composer and producer Phantoms vs Fire titled “My Mind As Your Amusement Park”, and sheesh is this some impressive work.
MMAYA is a fully realized alternate sonic reality – constructed from the molecular level of granular atmosphere all the way up to massive organisms traversing the landscape. The sounds trigger the imagination in such a potent way, manifesting entire new dimensions as I allow myself to be lost in the tracks.
Songs like “Arrival” have me feeling like I am actually soaring a thousand feet above an alien landscape on the back of some ancient god, approaching the surface with consideration for landing. It seems like at any moment during my listening, I could escape to such a world in my mind, the potency is incredible and magnificent.
This is also one of those albums I adore because of its flexibility! The type of piece you can listen to as closely as you’d like – have it as an atmospheric boost while you’re sorting your life, or throw on the headphones for deeper appreciation – I feel like both experiences are worthwhile and really speaks to the quality of the work.
At the time of this posting the digital album has just released – but you can head over to Qrates to help this project get pressed to vinyl! In case the project isn’t fully funded, word on the streets is there will be a CD/Tape release in the future, which I am super excited for! Highly recommended no matter how you want to listen to it…
Networks, by VCRNOT
Had to share this one ASAP because it was just so0o good. Dropped this past week via Tomorrow Entertainment Records – its the 6-track project Networks by VCRNOT.
This beautiful little release has been on repeat for me this afternoon. Big chill vibes, addicting melodies, a perfect blend of surreal energy and blissful relaxation. Each track being a microcosm – each with their own landscapes, their own rolling hills and towns to explore…
“Inner World” and “Utopia Glitch” are favorites of mine. I get massive feelings of wandering a mysterious new world – waking up in a familiar place that is at the same time strange and new! Like some kind of nostalgia lost to amnesia that I am being gifted back, triggered by the sounds.
Be sure to follow VCRNOT all over the interwebs, as well as Tomorrow Entertainment Records for a great catalog of music.
Toward the Unknown, by Project Parallels
“Toward the Unknown” is the debut 4-track project from Boston-Massachusetts duo Project Parallels, consisting of producer/multi-instrumentalist Jesse Ciarmataro and Saxophonist/composer John Aruda. The record is available now courtesy of Simple Truth records.
Dropping back in January, yet only appearing on my radar in the past week, this one has become a go-to jam with its infectious grooves and addicting progressions. The title track warms up the listener with a healthy rhythm and friendly vibes. Things really pick up in “Waltz for Beverly”, especially around the halfway mark, where urgent saxes encourage a beautiful flute solo.
Definite favorite of mine is “The Region and The Riot”, a track I originally discovered while poking around SoundCloud – it’s a quintessential trip-hop track with all the perfect ingredients. A blissful chord progression, with rich chillhop anime vibes, accompanied by beautiful horns and OH THE DRUMS! The percussion on this track is so addicting, it makes me click repeat as soon as the song is over…
Really looking forward to more sounds from this duo – if this project is any indication, they have a lot of fantastic ideas that I would love to see developed into a full-length project. You can download the album now via bandcamp and streaming on most platforms.
Influx EP, by Trastler
Russian producer Trastler brings us a beefy 5-Track project INFLUX
With brutally lush instrumentation each track bursts at the seams with rolling percussion and enveloping synths. Melodies and harmonies light the way as we wander the rhythmic landscape.
Excited to dig into this producers back-catalog, as this EP has been my go-to jam for the past week!
Apotheosis (The Games We Play)
Independent electronic music label The Games We Play brings us a massive hour-long playlist of deep and dark future garage tunes.
Originally aired on The Accidental Poets livestream – Apotheosis carries some heavy hitters with tracks by Bimbotronic, Mahlow and Wuurm just to name a few favorites. Lush, brooding and atmospheric.
TGWP consistently pumps out great music on their platforms, whether mixing tracks from the scene, releasing projects or sharing found sounds – highly recommend giving them a follow!
Whatever it is, Whenever you feel like it, by Heart Eyes
Colorado label Community Radio Tapes presents us with this beautiful little oddity by Heart Eyes, Whatever it is, Whenever you feel like it is a 6 track tape of glazed bedroom ambience with plenty of emotion.
The tape is quite pleasant with some interesting ideas, though there is a lot of weirdness going on it always remains a comfortable weirdness. The kind that you know won’t harm you. However there is an anxiety to some of the tracks, a looming melancholy that sits really heavy! Do not panic however, it’s a very nice listen and ends on a high note.
You can download the album via bandcamp or purchase a cassette copy from the same page!
- Study Sessions
- Late Night Chill
Favorite Track: I am crying, I can’t talk
Reminiscence, by Handbook
This May we are blessed by a fresh EP of beats from UK Producer Handbook, released by Frances Cascade Records on May 4th 2018. The project features 7 chilled-out beats with a splash of vocal features for flavor.
In typical Handbook fashion, there is a patience to the instrumentals, demonstrating careful consideration for sonic layout. The percussion floats around the realm of boom-bap to chillhop, tracks like Mango swing so smoothly you can’t help but nod your head. Both live and sampled vocals are tastefully dashed into the mix, keeping the listen interesting from beginning to end.
Read more about the release and purchase a copy via Cascade Records bandcamp page, you can also stream the music on your favorite streaming service!
- Smoke Sessions
- Midnight Drives
- Study Music
Favorite Track: A Pure Connection