Okay, I’m back! Took the whole Christmas week off from the world. Truly, it is the worst week of the year for getting anything done. After that I’ve been travelling, but I am now back at the comfort of my home. I had a few pieces written and ready to go so I’ll send those out today, then perhaps a bigger catch-up tomorrow.
Shazamed this in a outdoor store in a fancy French outlet centre. No seriously, it was really nice, English outlet centres are pretty average places to spend time by comparison, at least architecturally. I actually tried to get a couple of songs but sadly the first one cut out on me, lost to the ages. Anyway, Denis Jašarević, known as Gramatik, is a Slovenian-American electronic music producer, originally from Portorož (the port of roses, isn’t that nice?), Slovenia. He hangs on in New York City now, where a lot of the cool kids chill, and has been around the block for a while in the electronica/downtempo/instrumental hip hop business. He’s part of the new trend of uplifting electronic musicians that largely give their music away for free, which is a model I love, and I’m happy to give him whatever teeny-tiny bump in pub I can provide. I’m also happy because this track is total gold, and I’m glad I twigged on it at first, because it’s far better with headphones than I remember it being in a store. It’s from and album called No Shortcuts (2010), which I’m gonna slap on and listen to the next time I want to be at my most chilled, because that what this music is, a neat bunch of positive vibes.