Posts Tagged ‘ Balearic ’

Air France – No Way Down

Air France – No Way Down

6 songs, 22 minutes long

This is an EP I have meant to review for a long time. It is probably my favorite 22 minutes of music and something that everyone should give a listen to. Air France is a group from Sweden that has gained respectable popularity for a band with only 2 EP’s. No Way Down is their second effort and while their first EP, On Trade Winds, was fantastic, No Way Down is, dare I say, perfect. The only good way I can describe Air France is beachy; not beachy like party pop music, instead melancholy and relaxing. The album is dreamlike, from the repeating “Sort of like a dream. No. Better.” to the dance worthy basslines to the horns and piano that fill the EP. Even though this is a disappointingly short album, every moment on it is worth listening to over and over again.

I can’t recommend this album enough. Its something I will be listening to for a long time, and I cant wait to see what else this group can come up with in the future.

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MillionYoung – Sunndreamm EP

MillionYoungSunndreamm EP

5 songs, 18.3 minutes

MillionYoung is one of those artists who hasn’t put out much material yet, and I for one am itching for his first full-length release. Sunndreamm is some of the best chillwave I’ve heard, taking the genre and adding the feeling of the hot Miami nights that artist Mike Diaz knows well. To say the album is “beachy” would be an understatement, as the distant vocals layered over soft synths conjure images of beaches and blue skies on every listen. This is quintessential summer music. The album is upbeat, but not particularly fast beats, great for lounging around when the living is easy. The only real downside to Sunndreamm is its length; as an EP, it’s short, and will leave you dying for more material.

Sunndreamm EP is available for free download at MillionYoung’s website.

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