DA’s Sunday Morning Medicine: Volume 130
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
1. Following the release of his recent LP Howl, London-based producer Rival Consoles takes to remixing frequent Erased Tapes collaborators Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm. Rival Consoles filters the transnational pair’s soothing track “Four” through a lo-fi lens, enlivening it with crashing percussion and ethereal synthesis but not abandoning the original’s opioid sensibilities.
2. Atlanta native Richard Devine is well-regarded for his ability to achieve complex analogue sound design across a variety of genres. In his latest project, “Strum – Modular Patch,” Devine endeavored to replicate the sound of a strumming guitar within a single modular patch. The final result is a tranquil, ambient piece which progresses musically throughout, and relies on little percussion.
3. Newcomer Parisian producer Fhin delivers a sultry soundscape in his most recent release, “Your Heart Sounds Like.” Supported last month during Majestic Casual’s Beats1 Takeover, Fhin melds lush, futuristic synths with warm guitar and Odesza-inspired vocal modulations .
4. After winning his fight with cancer, Olof Corneér of Dada Life abandoned “Happy Violence” for wistful serenity in his side project, Night Gestalt. In anticipation for his new artist album, One [Endless], due January 15th, reflect on the lead single from his debut album, One. “Falling Together As One” blends melancholy instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies in lieu of staunch rhythms and vigorous bass, providing a stark introduction to Corneér’s new direction.
5. The Icelandic duo of Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen have amassed a large fan base as Kiasmos, following the release of their eponymous debut album in 2014. However, Kiasmos first broke into the public eye in 2012 with their debut EP, Thrown. Over three years since its release, the EP’s titular single remains relevant in its combination of mellifluous synthesis, progressive percussion, and the intermittent presence of enrapturing chimes.