ZERO 7 AIR TYCOON TOURIST
Surfing through my staple music site Best New (mostly indie) Tracks, I noticed they were in a bit of a loungy electronica mood the past couple days. Under the “stuff we missed” category, the site posted three incredibly smooth and airy electronic masterpieces. Zero 7′s The Colour of Spring (feat. Only Girl) is formless and ethereal in nature, riding on backwards synths and female vocals like the Chemical Brother’s classic Where do I Begin (but without the climactic explosion of sound). Air Tycoon’s Land Locked feels like a warmer The Field track, like From Here We Go Sublime was slowed down and given longer soul samples. And finally, Tourist’s Placid Acid rolls forward at a steady pace, like a Daft Punk or Cut Copy slower song, dipped in hints of retro-eighties throwback. All together, it makes for an ultra-mellow mini-mix. My suggestion is to either put on your earphones and close your eyes to absorb the relaxing sounds, or, pour yourself a mixed drink and pretend you are at the coolest New York lounge and your name was on the list.
Zero 7 – The Colour of Spring (feat. Only Girl)
Air Tycoon – Land Locked
Tourist – Placid Acid