Just Chilling- Vol 10

This month’s edition of Just Chilling features; a surreal, electronic tapestry that shimmers with the synthesis of life; a warm bed of azure underwater pads that will lull you into the chillest state you have ever been in; a hip-hop beat that sounds like it was discovered in a wood paneled vintage parlor; on a record player behind the ferns;  an instrumental that sounds like it is from a glittering 70s/80s glam noir movie, in which an unsolved mystery plagues the city, and more. 

Featuring Artur M Puga, lenne, Awwful, Ghozt, Watermark High, Chairman Maf,30/70, NeverMann, Beckett, Joelistics, Komang, Gamelan DanAnda,Ty Pluto, Capo Corleone and Kuba Wiecek.

By Eimear O SullivanMusicngear Editor

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Isa - Artur M Puga

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I was scrolling through Bandcamp, when the artwork for an upcoming album called ‘weirdbloom’ caught my attention. Isa is the first song to be released from this album ( out March 17th); and the results are as fascinating and intricate as the artwork. We open with a warm bed of hypnotic electronics; over which glitchy sound fx and samples are sprinkled; creating a surreal, electronic tapestry that shimmers with the synthesis of life.

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butterfly - lenne, Awwful, Ghozt

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Taken from the album ‘Love Makes You Ugly’; this opens with an oceanic sweep of lush pads; seasoned with some aquatic sound effects, before gentle hyper- pop treated vocals burst through like the sun in an azure underwater paradise. This shimmers and gleams; and transports you to another world entirely. This features some really cool early 2000s style percussion; this mixed with the gorgeous synth work results in something thoroughly magical.

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Traveller - Watermark High

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Taken from the EP Feel The Flow; this is thoroughly gentle and chilled (as the artwork suggests). Featuring rich, analog treated drums, gentle vocal samples, a sweep of old hollywood style strings, mixed with a cornucopia of other textures; this feels very much like you discovered it amongst the parlor palms in a wood-paneled room.

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Bitter Lemon - Chairman Maf

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Taken from the album Butternut; Bitter Lemon is simply delicious. It opens with sampled dialogue from what I believe is the 1970s TV-Show Kung Fu; set against a bed of magical old hollywood style strings. A rich drum section comes in, and you are swept up into the breezy, and slightly mysterious world of this instrumental, which holds a deeper wisdom in the textures of the song. 

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Taken from the newest album from Melbourne-born collective 30/70 Art Make Love; ACCEPTANCE is gorgeous, featuring gentle neo-soul, R&b and Jazz textures and instrumentation. The vocals in this are divine; and will sooth you, no matter what kind of fried state you are in. This song is indigo, it is mysterious and thoroughly fresh. This is for reflecting at nighttime; when you allow yourself to tune everything out, and just allow yourself to exist.

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Saudara - Joelistics, Komang, Gamelan DanAnda

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The opening of this is beautifully psychedelic; with entrancing vocals talking over a rich soundscape; a bed of uneasy, thunderous sound effects rising under the surface; hinting at what is to come. The second half is rich, luscious and warm; with a hypnotic beat that hits you and doesn’t let go; this glistens with life and imagination.

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Midnight Kiss - NeverMann, Beckett

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The graphic novel-like artwork was what drew me to this (the artwork is being by Jordan Noir); the music drawing you into the neon-world visualized in this artwork. Midnight Kiss is taken from the instrumental album of True Mann, and it is thoroughly glamorous. Opening with a shimmer of electric piano; before diving into the smoothest beat you have ever heard; this feels like it is from a glittering 70s/80s glam noir movie that you want to live in; and get to the bottom of the mystery at the heart of it. This is one for night time.

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Luv - Ty Pluto

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Taken from the album Public Broadcast; this reminds me a little of the magic of Joey Dosik; in that it has a joyful quality saturated to its core in a way that seems effortless; accompanied by the perfect groove. The vocals melt over your ears; this will inject some raw euphoria into your day.

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Breeze - Capo Corleone, Kuba Więcek

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Taken from the EP ‘Thank Myself’, which is a combination of tracks that touch on everything that makes us human, and a collaboration with Polish jazz musician and producer Kuba Więcek. Breeze features rich vocals, an incredible flow, against a backdrop mix of glimmering and unusual textures melting over hip hop beats.

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Want to be featured in next month’s volume of Just Chilling? Send your press release and links to <eimear.o.sullivan@musicngear.com>


About Eimear O Sullivan

Eimear Ann O Sullivan is a multi-genre music producer, audio engineer and vocalist. After receiving a Masters in Music Technology from the CIT Cork School of Music, she went on to operate as a producer under the name Blakkheart. Her releases have received critical acclaim from Ireland's biggest music publications, such as District Magazine and Nialler9, alongside receiving heavy commercial radio airplay. She currently works in Cork recording studio Flashpoint CC. Previous clients of hers include the likes of Comedy Central’s Dragony Aunt star Candy Warhol, rapper Darce and Outsider YP. (Photo credit @Fabian Boros)

Contact Eimear O Sullivan at eimear.o.sullivan@musicngear.com

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