Friday, May 29, 2015

Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun Disc 1 (2013)

/Sampledelic, Breaks, Downtempo, Chill out, Urban music, Soul, Big beat, Mood music, Hip-hop, Electronic pop/

Comment: this is the first disc of the album A Color Map of the Sun which, however, fulfils your greatest expectations conjured up by Denver, USA based producer Derek Vincent Smith`s previous outings. This is the first issue of him which is mixed up from his own recorded sounds by the method of trying to emulate different styles and different eras. More concretely, the first disc includes 16 pieces made up of tectonic plate bass rhythms, cinematic soul samples from the 60s/70s, and velvety sonic textures, drifting stylistically somewhere in between funk, soul and hip-hop music. At times you can perceive spaced-out feeling adding fairly otherworldly vibrations to the blend. On the other side, it is not surprising at all because all these sources discerned over there used to come out from the black music tradition which searching for the redemption on Earth frequently focused upon the zenith and outer space concepts (for instance, the afrofuturistic movement, and Sun Ra`s interstellar metaphysics). By the way, one track features vocal delivery by Talib Kweli and another by Eligh. Beautiful and beatific thought to energize your withered soul. By kindred souls I recommend listen to such producers as Max Tannone, and Chenard Walcker. 
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