In Germany, Sunday is a government and culturally mandated day of rest. Regardless of what errands you may have, Sonntag Ruhezeiten says you need to keep it chill. With only a nagging hangover or the week ahead to ponder, we thought you might appreciate some music picks to get you through the week. Inspired by his Sunday malaise and altruistic nature, Ben Sharoni is pleased to present – Sunday Edition.
GoGo Penguin – Ocean in a Drop
This week started with the discovery that I missed GoGo Penguin’s latest single, Ocean In A Drop, which was released earlier this month – better late than never. It is the title track for the Manchester-based ambient-electronic trio’s EP. The EP drew its inspiration from GGP’s live soundtrack for the cult documentary Koyaanisqatsi. Ocean in a Drop is a melodic track that will help you (and me, especially me) cope with the end of summer and the gradual transition from outdoor to indoor spaces, in addition to it being a perfect starter for your week.
Frank Ly – Bug
The Berlin-based musician and beatmaker, Frank Ly, has just dropped his second mixtape, Zone 30. “Bug,” the leading single, is an assemblage of samples, lo-fi, house, and distortion leading you with its organic repetitiveness to a mesmerizing place that only music can take you. In AWM, He breaks the slow-burning electronica patterns with what sounds like tribal samples, portraying a synergy between modern technologies and primordial instincts. All in all, it feels like Frank Ly felt more comfortable experimenting on his second mixtape, which creates a much more personal and interesting statement.
Shigeto – MCW
Zachary Saginaw, AKA Shigeto, has released yet another EP. Just a couple of months after his last EP on Vanity Press, he drops a brand new one, this time on the New-York label Ghostly. The Detroit-based artist has drawn a lot of inspiration from the city’s electronic music heritage. In this album though, he goes Back to Basics, as the first track suggests, to the roots of being trained as a jazz drummer. In this EP he leaves the computer out and collaborates with others on a creative journey.
Ben Sharoni is a Berlin-based writer and radio broadcaster, originally from Tel Aviv. He is also currently finishing his MA in philosophy and writing his thesis on ideology.