I curate two Spotify playlists. When I update them I write short two-line reviews here. Sometimes the reviews are three lines. The rules are not strict. This week it is all about the chill. All of these songs were added to the Downtempo playlist, Deep Indie Chill
Track: Earth Umi Loves Me, She Gave Me Life, Pt. 2
This is some otherworldly stuff. And I am all about otherworldly stuff. Quilll lays down a spacey groovy as various instruments flow in and out of focus. I love it.
Artist: Two Hands | One Engine
Location: St Louis, MO
I have three cats. That may not seem relevant, but stay with me. One of the cats (Rey) likes to sit on my lap and listen to ambient music with the lights low. She likes this track from Justin Mank (aka Two Hands | One Engine). Me too.
Artist: SYNTAX ERROR
Track: Under the Ice
Location: Sydney Australia
I’m a guitar player, primarily. And I love guitar. I particularly love guitar players that make sound… not just music, but sound. Think Andy Summers, Tom Morello… and of course Jimi. This tune is nearly ten minutes of great hypnotic psychedelic rock sounds.
Track: Another Lesson Learnt
Location: Derby, UK
A simple, minimalist, lo-fi beat carries this beautiful song forward as the rest of the track gradually builds. Emzae’s solo vocals eventually meet with layers of harmony. Her voice finds a place in your thoughts and stays there.
Track: Our Sunset
To close out our little downtempo update, Griz brings the sunset in the form of some Chill-Hop/Jazz-Hop guitar perfection. This is a beautiful tune all the way from Indonesia.