Ambient Sunday goes rawk with: Mike Hall Bass, and William Sanford #Instrumental #Chill

Ambient Sunday is departing from a proper Ambient template and venturing into instrumental and chill with Mike Hall Bass and William Sanford.

Mike Hall Bass is from New Jersey, USA and plays… the bass. I’m featuring his bass cover of Californication by Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I’ll admit it sounded terrible as a concept and I was never a RHCP fan. But the execution is really quite brilliant.

In Mike’s hands the track becomes a slow New Age blues jam. It wanders across wide open spaces and noodles its way into all manner of nooks and crannies. It’s a gently warming track for the soul offering a soothing reassurance. But it has a purpose rather than an aimless piece of fret work. Take a bow bass man.

William Sanford describes himself as a “Hobbyist musician from the Chicago area/NW Indiana.” His work covers ambient but also rock and indie.

The track is I Dreamt of Marfa from his album Cool Memories. It’s driven by some lovely slow Rhodes organ allied to some guitar/banjo/violin. It has an almost folk quality to its opening sections. That gets swept away when the beats come and it spirals off in chiming swirls.

This is music to which you should gently sway. That is all.

~ by acidted on September 19, 2021.

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