Jawab-A-Shikwa - You R The Light (Arabic Chillout - Various Artists) 
As always I’m usually more than willing to listen to new music. This piece is especially spiritual as it features a more natural and New Age and worldly side of electronic music. I stumbled upon it while listening to Pandora radio a week or so ago and I’ve been in love with it ever since. The album this song is featured on also showcases many other different artists with this same knack for chill and relaxing music. There are many occassions when they implement not just instruments but vocals as well, adding on to it’s already pleasant and dreamlike nature. Every once in a while some normal hip-hop and generic electronic sounds are incorporated but overall the album presents an individual feel of worldly music. It’s entitled as Arabic music to chill to but who says you have to be Arabic to enjoy it? I’m actually quite fond of it myself and if you’re one in touch with your spiritual side maybe you should give it a shot as well.
this shit is deep, good find. it sort of reminds me of music i’ve made on garageband, with long, ethereal dissonances spread out over the track like a haze of sandy air over the desert if that analogy isn’t too obvious. the chordal structures remind me of my favorite aspect of shoegaze or another kind of dreamy music, the way that typically unresolved harmonies can be utilized contextually to provide a sense of closure when they otherwise might not. use of harmony in that way sounds much more ideal to my ears and brain than major chords. this track could maybe use a bit more creativity or at least emphasis in the bass line, just something to give it a sense of motion or progress, but maybe i should leave the meditative music of ancient cultures alone. i’ll just be grateful for the 9ths and 11ths and other jazz chords…i looked online for some more info about them and couldn’t find a thing, so it seems like there’s this one mysterious track floating around and nothing more, especially because it was released half a world away.
this review was kind of all over the place so basically just know that this song by jawaba-a-shikwa sounds like an oasis feels.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.”—Carl Sagan (via nudeisfree)
have a pet/a dog/an old english sheepdog. almost always wished for one for my bday or hanukkah or whatever back in the day.
also, now that i cant say ‘see snow’ anymore as of a few years ago, im still pretty interested in being able to actually do anything in snow, like snowboard or ski (or paraski!! so sick) or sled or any of that kind of stuff.
i totally agree with you on the coch vs waka statement. ive seen alot of cochellas headliners, and I havent seen much of wakas lineup but I know the quality of music they bring to the mountain.
i’ve seen a decent amount from both, probably a little more from the waka lineup, but i just have a good feeling about it. ive gone across the country to a different one each of the last three summers, and i’d say waka’s got the early lead for ‘11. have you gone to it before? i thought all good was the one on the mountain, haha
i was looking online for info on the james blake cd, which i figured came out a few months ago, because i was thinking about buying it. i’d been looking forward to the release for a few months, ever since i came across 'the bells sketch' a while back, and remember a day on here recently when a bunch of people posted tracks from it…figured it came out around that time. i don’t buy music too often but give more consideration to releases i’ve been anticipating for a while (teebs, jaga jazzist), especially if i’m assuming the artist is relatively less well-off financially. i would guess that revenue from music has a direct relationship with a musician’s ability to fund a tour.
but self-titled lp isn’t on tunes, or anywhere….because it hasn’t been released yet. the internet’s a pretty crazy place. all the buzz around the album, shared tracks, inclusion on ‘best of whatever’ lists; as far as james blake’s career goes, he hasn’t even technically put out an lp yet. so does anyone, other than maybe people outside of my age group who aren’t as tech-savvy or whatever, actually buy music anymore? (going to shows doesn’t count, at least for the sake of this question)…..?
the coachella announcement is pretty good and all, and i’m sure it’d be an amazing experience, but i was more impressed by the wakarusa lineup. not sure if i would’ve felt that way a year ago, which is sort of interesting to me, but it’s true. i probably also have more faith in the unknown artists at wakarusa, and its way cheaper. i do want to go to california again sometime soon though. i bet there’s really good stuff in the works for camp bisco 10, too.