I know a lot of people who probably didn't sleep very well last night, myself included, heads still spinning from events that unfolded yesterday. I've known for a couple months now that I was planning to post this LP when it officially released, but today, when being lulled into a sense of zen tranquility is pretty much all that I could ask for from anything, it seems even more fitting than I could have anticipated. It feels weird to bring these things up at all -- I don't usually get very personal in my writings here, because let's be honest, you probably don't really care about my feelings -- but it would feel just as weird to not mention the context surrounding me as I write this.
While it's tempting to pull an Aldous Huxley and self-medicate with soma (and probably a lot more wine), my chosen treatment for this morning is Virginia-based producer Evenings (a.k.a. Nathan Broaddus), whose sound (gently) coaxes airy feelings and fresh starts. As the freshest signing to Los Angeles-based Friends of Friends (first featured on their Show Me the Future compilation earlier this year), Evenings' introspective, playful album Yore features a combination of new songs and re-mastered cuts from his earlier North Dorm EP and Lately LP, as well as two remixes from Munno and Shigeto.
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As an aside, Evenings did a recent FADER mix:
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- Friends of Friends
- April 16, 2013