Sundays are for calm. They’re for peace, for catching up, for slowing down. Engaging, and sometimes simply dis-engaging. Sounds that drift from one room to the next, from downstairs to upstairs, along the walls, filling out each and every imaginable space. Sundays are for expanding in all interpretations of the word.
Stuff Gets Bent is the second full-length release from down-tempo/folktronic producer, Blocktreat (Brandon Hoffman). This is an album of bittersweet instrumental soundscapes. Hoffman layered together found sounds, field recordings of living-room bluegrass jams, and occasionally live recorded instruments to create a dynamic, cinematic mosaic of acoustic and electronic textures. (via bandcamp)
He’s baaackkkk and oh, YES is it smooth. I just love love love those keys. Grab the latest free download from Mecca:83, you won’t regret it.
This week’s Sunday Listening is brought to you by Jacob Montague because again, he deserves another dip into his wonderful catalogue. The Tiger and Traveler consists of three separate parts, read below:
Part 1: “Tiger and Traveler”
3 Side of the Highway
4 Unicycles and All
6 One Step, Another Step
This first part is the true heart of the album. The composing and recording took place over a two year period. It features many new instruments and a more organic feel. “Tiger and Traveler” is based on a short story written by my sister and I.
Part 2: “The Unheard Parade”
7 The Unheard Parade
8 Observation Wheel
This two song EP was originally released in May of 2012, and it is a result of a more spontaneous and faster paced composing/recording process. Watch the making of “The Unheard Parade” here.vimeo.com/41174018
Part 3: “Moriah”
9 I Hear the City Call
10 Trees and Light
The third part of the album is the score to a short film titled “Moriah.” This film was written and directed by Laura Rudat, and is currently being entered in film festivals.
Admittedly, as much as November is an insane month for me work-wise..like, life outside of this blog..I absolutely love the non-stop dead run of it all. I live for the chaos because it makes me appreciate the down time that much more.
It was a perfect time to check in with the talented composer, Jacob Montague, as I’m about to embark on a quick 3-day trip down to Florida. Not only needing new music to fill my iTunes library, I needed something like this. Montague’s music always has got that underlying momentous feel to it, and something perfect for between my headphones. Chasing Time feels like a soundtrack to my every move. Packing my bags, checking off my list to track, “Come Home,” or walking through the terminals listening to the restrained crescendo of, “Build the World;” it’s all so natural.
Throw some earbuds in, hit play, and carry on with your day. I promise you, it’ll be worth it.
It’s been awhile since I’ve popped my head into the beat scene. And it’s always nice to see Manchester-based producer, Mecca:83, still dishing out the tracks.
His latest collaboration with SoCal beat maker, Question, is as smooth as it comes. Perfect fluttering keys and a massively fluid beat. Doesn’t hit much better than this.
I don’t want to even try to formulate words for how Dustin Wong’s newest single makes me feel. I’m just going to make sure that I’ve got the 28th marked on my calendar so I can see this in the live form.
You can check the pre-order for his upcoming album, Mediation of Ecstatic Energy, here.
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The evolution of this entire track is rather stunning. It’s a wonderful soundscape that layers and layers in so many different elements, and completely stays tight and cohesive from the second you hit play to the closing fade. Nice work.
One word; whoa.
BONUS: Ugh. This one flew under the radar.
This is pretty much a no-brainer.
New The Parish of Little Clifton and it’s a fucking treat. Lush, ultra-warm tones and perfect between my headphones.
Snakehips latest drop, “Make It,” absolutely blows my hand. Keys N Krates fans will delight in this banger.
Effects are thrown from left and right overtop a thunderous beat. I think I am in love. Stay tuned.
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