DA’s Sunday Morning Medicine: Volume 133
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.
After a brief and yet all-too-long hiatus, Sunday Morning Medicine is back to smooth the transition of weekend freedom to weekday drudgery. Without further ado:
1. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, allow Late June to begin the healing process. The minimalist production nestles most of its sounds in generous reverb and keeps things relaxed. “Do You…” comes in relatively short but in its brief runtime injects enough energy to kick start a Sunday.
2. Mr. Carmack can seemingly do it all. His previous release with Promnite was the raucous “FDT.” The producer goes for a significantly different feel on “champion!” The mellifluous, meandering production is anchored by soft chord patches, while a collection of languid samples flit and bounce throughout.
3. “Outside” is one of a number of ambient productions Colorado producer toy box has released recently. A rumbling piano patch and a susurrous of vocal samples play the track in before being joined by the airy pads that define it. Dense, triumphant synth patches eventually arrive to bring the energy to another level without being jarring and maintaining a serene vibe throughout.
4. New York City’s WEVLTH delivers a soothing original in the form of “Take A Walk With Me.” True to its name, the track flows at the perfect tempo for a lazy Sunday sojourn at sunset. Crisp drum production, a warm sub bass, twinkling synth lines, and cleverly deployed vocal samples add to the placid nature of the release.
5. Wrap things up with “sophie” from Milwaukee’s own pearl. Thoroughly downtempo, the track evokes a tranquil feeling, bordering on melancholic — though it never goes over the edge. A dreamy affair, slow yet constant piano arpeggios carry the whole way through while subtle drums and minimal synth and sample work makes for a mesmerizing and soothing lullaby.