Wednesday 12 January 2011

Let's Get Loungy II: Lounge Harder

As a stark contrast to the week I posted Let's Get Loungy, nowadays at college I have NO work to do. And this has given me a greater appreciation for the more laidback tracks in my collection, here's some of my favourites at the moment.

Recently tending to my hippity hop cravings along with good old Nightmares On Wax is Flying Lotus, his Reset EP hits all the right buttons for me, it's pretty much all I want from instrumental Hip Hop. This track Massage Situation his is quite well known thanks to the Adult Swim bumps but as far as I know the EP it's on was only released in the UK so here you go, enjoy! :).

More from them Massive Attack boys now, having a completley different feel to the rest of the stuff on Mezzanine, Exchange is a nice hazy number that ebbs and flows through it's 4 minute runtime it really wouldn't sound out of place in some upmarket overpriced coffee joint. Fall in love with it the second the beat drops.

Swedish sibling duo The Knife also buck the trend here with a tune they made for a film soundtrack, breaking away from their usual synths 'n distorted vocals combo for an instrumental mood piece that's simple in all the right ways. I can never skip this one when it comes up on shuffle, the opening chords just grab me every time hell, sometimes I even play it twice to get my fix.

Röyksopp's cult hit Melody A.M. is one of those albums you'll hear snippets of all the time, from adverts to soundtracks to Mac OSX Panther Sample Music, you'll have heard it somewhere. Not only is this one of my favourites from Melody, but I did actually hear it in a lounge bar not too long ago, so I guess by default it has to go in here :).

Playing us out, another band of Swedes: Teddybears STHLM. Mostly known for their track Cobrastyle. I stumbled across this one on youtube one day, somewhere between the excellently executed opening sample to the first riff, I decided I HAD to have it. The melodies are great and it has a nice beat to it, that's all you need to know.

So kick your feet up, make yourself a brew, unplug all the phones in your house and take in the sounds above. Oh, and don't forget to turn the lights off when you're done kay?

Somewhere In Europe,
-Claude Van Foxbat


Champiness said...

That Flying Lotus track is blowing my mind right now (if you'll excuse the hyperbole). Somebody over at Adult Swim has excellent taste.

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.Cracker said...

Flylo is an LA local. It would seem a bit odd for him to only release reset in the uk.

Claude Van Foxbat said...

Yeah, I was doubtful at first too with it being his debut on Warp and all, but discogs confirms:

You can get it shipped to the US from though :)