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Evoke Altered Nostalgia with Swimsuit Season’s Debut Self-Titled Vaporwave EP

Enjoy altered nostalgia with artist and producer Swimsuit Season’s debut self-titled EP. With their retro-futuristic approach to lo-fi vaporwave, the melodies lock into recontextualised sun-bleached memories as the instrumental mixes flow through their hazy, glitchy in part, progressions. Perceptibly, Swimsuit Season has no trouble keeping listeners entranced and simultaneously lost in daydream ambience.

The title track is the perfect introduction to Swimsuit Season’s almost ethereal sound that pulls in nuances of 8-bit and 16-bit for a touch of contemporary within the chillwave mix which could easily go viral.

Swimsuit Season’s debut EP is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gixn – Distant World: Indulgently Hazy Ambient Hip Hop

There’s no greater testament to an artist’s talent than their ability to provide cathartic escapism with their soundscapes. Which is exactly what you’ll sink into when you hit play on the transfixing debut album Mixed Emotions by up and coming Alternative artist Gixn.

Just as the album says on the tin, each track will offer a new facet of Gixn’s soul, but each of the tracks come steeped in light accordance. Ingesting lyrical resonance has never been easier.

The introduction track “Distant World” kicks off as a hazy lullaby dreamscape before Gixn’s sweet harmonic vocals start to interplay with the affably resolving instrumentals.

With the lyrics unravelling like an unfiltered stream of consciousness and the melodic beats offering a smorgasbord of ambience, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more benevolently magnetic track on the airwaves from any artist – iconic or new!

You can slip into Gixn’s 2020 album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

yung pope has released their most artfully lucid, disconcertment-laden track yet with “Blind Roam”

It’s been a while since I encountered a soundscape which was so ethereal it gave me chills. But up and coming Spanish Alt artist yung pope succeeded with “Blind Roam”.

“Blind Roam” is just one of the phantasmically lucid singles which you will find on their three-track EP “Solitude” which unravels as a soundtrack of Lynchian-style dysphoria.

There may be plenty of ambience within the reverb in Blind Roam, but it was never orchestrated to offer accordance. The hazy vocals synergistically bleed into the fluid echoes of the barely tangible melody to give you an unadulterated hit of melancholy.

yung pope’s soundscapes may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s a lot to be said for music which almost resonates as a dreamscape but throws enough plaintively ominous emotion in there to let you know that you’re not quite in Kansas.

You can check out yung pope’s single Blind Roam for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast