July 1, 2019
Today we’re listening to Earthen Sea, a Brooklyn-based ambient/electronic producer. Pitchfork characteristically described Earthen Sea’s music as “snapshots of stillness made of moving parts,” which we’d love your help decoding. For us, his music is good for focus because its looping phrases evoke the cognitive processes of brains and machines. Of his albums, Grass and Trees does this the best. An Act of Love sets meditative synths over four-on-the-floor drums. Mirage, his 2014 debut, verges on dance music, but its subdued and melancholy feel put it in the ambient camp.
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