October 21, 2020
Today we’re listening to Aukai, an ambient composer and instrumentalist from Germany. We featured Aukai this summer, but we wanted to recommend him again off the back of a new release, Game Trails. Aukai plays the ronroco, an Andean instrument that Headphone Commute describes as “a grandchild of vihuela, from which the mandolin, the lute, and yes, the classical guitar was born.” Game Trails pairs the shimmering, galloping ronroco chords with gorgeous strings. We’re also re-upping 2018’s Branches of the Sun, which creates a dramatic atmosphere for focus.
Have a really nice Wednesday.