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Each track was produced while Oddisee stayed in the city it was titled after. The result is a 24 city sonic tour of the world.
Crunchy drums bolster intricately woven narratives of soul-infused samples in compositions that thump and groove all at the same time. Horns appear from nowhere before dissolving sumptuously into the mix. Layers are steadily unveiled only to gradually fold back in on themselves.
All-time favorite beat tapes. Some people turn plastic soda bottles into islands, others morph their record collections into beats.
Posted by Leif at 2:51 PM
Lush synths, plenty of reverb, dream inducing waves of electronics, these lay the foundation for Tropics' latest effort. Taking a slight sidestep away from the chill wave of just yesterday, like so many of his contemporaries, Chris Ward delves into a more indie rock-based sound. His embracing of his vocals and the introduction of the multi-instrument approach bring a welcomed human element to his tracks. There's a little nod to the blue eyed soul of the 70s as well. The waves may not be so chill but the jams are there.
Posted by Leif at 12:46 PM