Sparse and beautiful, this piece has a major change in tone at 2:27, moving to a more energetic feel without destroying what came before. Voluminous choirs support the piece at various moments. They also let the drums stand on their own.
This is somewhat relaxing, while still having some forward momentum. Kind of like sleeping on a train… or taking MBA classes. I like the spinney-sounding synths. The chorus effects give this piece a watery feel. Kind of like a shimmering pond… or being on hold for an insurance company run by sperm whales.
Big drums start with piece to reveal that they were not establishing the downbeat. Tight synth percussion and 8-bit inspired synths make this piece downright danceable! And who doesn’t like a giant 80s synth? Or a 90s chip tunes synth? Or a modern synth? We gots them all!
Is it a samba? Probably. It also depends on how broadly you define a samba. Percussion comes in heavy later in the piece with a pile of street drummers for a thicker feel. I’m having a hard time describing the exact groove of this piece. “Slightly whiter than average samba”?
I know it is late… and Tuesday, but that is no reason to go without new music!
Beautiful dreamy piece that confuses times and spaces. You really just need to take a moment and listen to this one – because it is really cool. How cool? You should probably find out! There are a lot of extra synth things going on in it that are hidden in and amongst the piano, like one of those hidden picture books with 45 paperclips, but you can only ever see 7 of them.