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Album Review: Bassti – Sunday Sessions
Emmanuel Gutman reviews an excellent array of lo-fi instrumentals from Bassti and latest collaborator Nalim
Last month German beatmaker and producer Bassti released his latest project Sunday Sessions. How groovy does it sound?
Alongside my monthly music findings, Sunday Sessions was definitely my favourite. Accompanied with another faithful acolyte, Nalim, the duo made my head move up and down a lot. It starts from the very beginning of the project with the first track, ‘Pizza’. They give the tone with a clean synth sound, simplistic and pretty minimalist drum and bass lines, and a jazzy trumpet sample. Efficient and powerful.
“Their lo-fi instrumentals are very pleasant in multitudes of situations: going from a simple ambient music to listen to while cooking to the tracks you put in your working playlist
Their lo-fi instrumentals are very pleasant in multitudes of situations: going from a simple ambient music to listen to while cooking to the tracks you put in your working playlist. And for the fearless hip-hop lovers, it may even be very inspirational while writing some crazy lyrics and even while improvising with your best mates.
Now I see some of you coming, you killjoys: 'of course such music is pleasant for ten or twenty seconds, but it is always the same, it does not change!' Well first of all this is more or less the point while producing instrumentals and generally Lo-Fi music, it is repetitive, and this is part of what is pleasant. Secondly this is why when it comes to work with music, it is so effective because it’s an ambient and repetitive tracks instead of a deep EDM bouncy music! Your ears are not too stimulated, and your brain stays focus on what you are are doing. Thirdly the tracks slowly evolve, the jazzy or bluesy samples create variations, and this way we tend to give more attention to these little changes, making these tracks to pleasant!
Bassti and Nalim’s project last no more than 10 minutes, each song is approximately 2 minutes long so allow yourself 10 minutes of your busy (if not overwhelming) life and give Sunday Sessions a listen, guaranteed fun!