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.
Today, it is all about the chill. All songs added to the Deep Indie Chill Playlist.
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Artist: Purrple Cat
Track: I Can’t Breathe
Location: “help, i’m trapped inside a cat’s body”
This is the second time Purrple Cat has made an appearance on the Chill playlist. I’ve become a fan. I really enjoy the vibe he/she/they have created, musically and visually. “I Can’t Breathe” is a good representation of what I’m talking about; a mellow hip-hop beat, chill synth pad, some nice piano, and cool cover art.
Artist: Ric Mills
Track: Ubi Es
Location: Sydney, Australia
This is my favorite piece from Ric’s full solo-piano album “Profoundly Piano”. You can read the entire review here. Ric is an exceptionally talented composer and pianist and I definitely recommend you listen to the whole record. This track sticks to my brain. After the record came out I told Ric this one sounded like Thelonius Monk playing classical. That’s a good thing to sound like.
Track: No Shuffle
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The juxtaposition of an old sampled violin riff against futuristic beats and synths caught my ear and got me listening to a bunch of NAIVE’s other tracks. Great stuff, check him out.
I’ll round out this hump-day post with a simple lo-fi track from Italy’s Meisterbeats. “Chiara” is an excellent example of Chillhop and fit perfectly with the mood of the day. a Lo-Fi beat, a piano loop, and a good vibe. Dig?