I love it when artists release music in a untraditional way. Today we got a collective who released 4 tracks as some sort of playlist/compilation and I love it. First off, this can be a hard thing to pull off. Four different artists, four different ideas, four different visions and one release. To make this thing flow and to get a sense of continuity there has to be collective voice… And it is… It’s actually quite amazing!
Sunday: This is a track that takes me back to the lounge back in the 40’s as the intro slides into a jazzy and groovy guitar riff. Then the vocal kicks in and I am knocked back into 2019. The whole complexity of this composition impresses me and it makes me smile. This is songwriting and producing at its finest.
Pancakes: My favorite breakfast and now it’s one of my favorite tunes as well. Track number two blends perfectly with “Sunday” and even though the sound and style is completely different, I find myself thinking that this makes all the sense in the world. The beat is amazing and it fits the song well. This is one of the type of instrumental tracks that tells a story without words and I can’t say anything other than, “yes please.. more Pancakes!”
Morning Routine: The third track is a bit more aggressive when it comes to instrumentation and sound. This track has a more industrial sound and is driven by an amazing bassline. A perfect break (or bridge if you will) in this string of music. Excellent track with a clear sense of melody and beat.
Snøw: The final track takes us back to the ambient landscape.. For about 1 minute and 30 seconds. All the sudden a new beat takes off and a piano driven melody shines through. The staccato editing of the instrument creates an illusion that was already established in “Sunday”. I get a vinyl-like feeling and it binds the whole project together in a perfect ending.
My hat off to Morning Café and the whole concept. I am proud to say that this is now my go-to play list in my car, in my house, at work and even when I sleep. This is magic and I am so glad to be able to share it with all of you!