Started my day with this electronic instrumental compilation and it made me feel soooo old. Not the music, that charged me right up! I mean the description of Somico, the collective behind this excellence. It reads: “Somico - electronic music collectibe for artists eighteen and younger”.
Enough with the non-sense I’m-too-old-bull right? Okay so, the musical content. The compilation features music from every member in the collective which totals in 31 tracks. Usually when I see a tracklist this long, I skip it right away. Not this time, fortunately.
Overall the music is moody and emotional, with mellow and floating downtempo soundscapes sometimes accompanied by wistful vocal samples creating an indie-like feel. Teenage trip hop it says in the tags. Oh wait, it doesn’t. But it describes this pretty well, you’ll hear it. The sounds offer the perfect backdrop for, lets say, a slow morning behind the office desk going through countless emails and sipping cups of good ol’ joe. Makes the time fly by.
Not only is this a magnificent piece of music, it also offers a directory of artists we will be seeing taking over the future beats world in the coming years. I mean, there’s plenty of potential here and who knows what these youngins are able to create in the future if this is the level now.
- Sammy Jam