Sunday’s downtempo with: Baile, Koresma, and Audio Dope #Downtempo #Electronic #NewMusic

A triple bill of downtempo tracks for your Sunday morning from Baile, Koresma and Audio Dope.

Baile (Reed Kackley) from Brooklyn, USA returns with the loveliest downtempo breakbeat of Cyclical from the Winte EP. This features stems from Lukas Oppenheimer. The track opens with some bells that have a music box lullaby feel to them. A childlike opening that gets a dose of reality with some breakbeats. Shouldn’t work as a juxtaposition but it really does. A yin and yang kind of thing going on. Strings arbitrate between the bells and the beats. It all goes a bit IDM after a while in a psychedelic blur of off-kilter synths. Out now on Course Records.

Winte EP

Another returnee is Koresma. This time in the form of a remix from Nifty Earth, for whom this is a first release in four years. He says, “It’s been four long years since I (Nifty Earth) have released a track. Self-doubt and perfectionism kept getting in the way. When Ryan (Koresma) asked me to put together this remix for him last fall, I was surprised but also nervous.” He’s remixed New Frontier into a chilled deep house epic adventure with a bit of a trance overlay. This is all about layers. There’s beats kept firmly in their place in the background. Trancey synths whoosh around in a late 90s kind of way. There’s a piano that teeters on the edge of bathos before some guitar sweeps the whole thing off into somewhere more epic and sunlit above the clouds. You want drama, you want this.

Audio Dope returns after a gap of only two months with some more Basel, Switzerland chill on the lovely Vesta. In ancient times, Vesta was the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman religion. She was rarely depicted in human form, and was often represented by the fire of her temple. I don’t know if this track is about family but it is warming. It’s built around lightly wobbling crunchy beats and shimmering guitar sounds. The beats try to force the pace but the guitar holds things back to stop and stare. It’s a track of inherent tension. Guitar wins as beats intermittently fade away. Van Gogh said, “One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.” This track opens its hearth to the world.



~ by acidted on March 15, 2020.

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