Shigeto - Ann Arbor Parts 3 & 4
As much as I would love to claim that I know about Shigeto, truth is I’m not really familiar with his story, back catalogue or other mumbo jumbo. But I do know that he makes great electronic music.
A little glitchy, a little jazzy, a little sample-based and a little ambient all rolled into a sumptuous track. Brimming with rich textures and subtle flourishes of production wizardry, Ann Arbor parts 3 & 4 makes for an enchanting listen.
Jack Steadman - Cheating
Jack Steadman aka the frontman from Bombay Bicycle Club has remixed Lucy Rose’s Cheating (both artists pictured). Jack has turned the tune it into an (almost) unrecognisable idm/downtempo track, brimming with chopped up vocal samples and flourishes of synth.
Cheating is a far cry from the indie rock music of Bombay Bicycle Club, but it shows that Jack also has a knack for DJing (which I never knew until now).
Unfortunately Cheating has surpassed its download limit, so you may have to find alternative means to tracking down an mp3.
I’ve sourced a download for your listening pleasure
Download - Cheating (right-click & save)
The Album Leaf - We Need Help
Jimmy LaValle aka The Album Leaf makes some of the most relaxing electronic music I’ve ever heard. Based in San Diego, California, LaValle has been making music as The Album Leaf for 10+ years.
Lately things have been quiet since 2010’s A Chorus of Storytellers LP was released. The album wasn’t one of my favourites but LaValle has a large catalogue to choose from and there is tranquility to found in just about all of his work.
We Need Help was taken from The Enchanted Hill EP. Compared with his other work, this tempo is relatively upbeat while the keys and give an atmospheric nature to the track.
Download - We Need Help
Mountain Range - With Skates
Twinkling, glitchy and ambient.
Every song on the Mountain Range’s new EP A Heart Upon rewards the listener with lush soundscapes - But perhaps none are as immediately gratifying as the opener With Skates.
I could spend a good 1,000 words describing the enchanting elements of the music, but I don’t think they could do it much justice. In the end you really need to listen to the track yourself to get a proper understanding of how an mp3 file can glimmer and come to life in your speakers as you listen.
I have such confidence in this song that I began writing this piece halfway through my first listen. This one is going to be on repeat for a while to come. Visit Leeds based musician Mountain Range’s bandcamp where you can name your price for a copy of the EP.
Olu & Of Oceans - Wait
This just dropped in the last few days and it features a new Olu verse over the classic track In Love Not Limbo which we posted about not too long ago.
If you’re a fan of alternative hip hop then this song is for you.
Olu has a knack for taking memorable indie songs and making them into his own. To date, he has sampled tracks from The xx, Aphex Twin, No Doubt, Matt & Kim, Phoenix, Bibio and heaps of other artists which feature across several of his mixtapes.
Most of his music is made available for free download since he hasn’t paid royaties to the original artists to sample their music. I think that arrangement works well - we can legally download the music for free, and there are no lawsuits for him!
Download - Wait
Of Oceans - In Love, Not Limbo
I’ve been enjoying this song for months and only had the decency to share it with you Chillers now. My bad.
The track revolves around two main chords and some distorted vocal samples. But it’s real magic lies in the production and choice of instruments.
This song achieves exactly what the ill chill pill strives to do, relax and enjoy.
Download In Love, Not Limbo (right-click & save)