Hailing from Maryland, USA, producer and guitarist Mirrorish’s debut album “Every Other Color” is bound to surprise you. At a glance, the album appears to sit comfortably under the jazz hop umbrella however, it is in fact an eclectic fusion of genres, inheriting characteristics from not only hip-hop but post-rock, chill wave and shoe-gaze. With it’s irregular beats and psychedelic riffs, it’s a distinctive collection of songs which engages you with it’s unpredictable tendencies.
Aviary Bridge Records’ fourth seasonal compilation album, “Summer” released on 31th August 2018, brings the series around full circle as we begin to enter Autumn once again. For the final seasonal challenge, Aviary Bridge Records once again gave their roster a theme and an image to base their music around. This time the challenge was to capture the essence of a summer evening, where the sociable nights are long and comfortably warm due to the lingering sunlight.
Dust Collectors and Aviary Bridge Records have joined forces once more, this time in the form of a collaborative summertime collection featuring the best artists on their rosters, as well as guest features from some of the biggest names in the instrumental hip hop scene. The result is 38 minutes of pure summer vibes over 15 dusty, jazzy and lo-fi hip hop instrumentals.
A trip hop album with dark, cinematic elements, “Episodes” immediately evokes a dusty city vibe which Zesik deftly puts together using a complex mix of intense, hard drum breaks, distorted synths and vintage detuned pianos.
“Violet”, with its gentle introspective beats, is an atmospheric fusion of Ambient and Cinematic genres with world/ethnic overtones, featuring the talents of Archer, Behind Clouds, Sub Hero and Romulus.
“A Day in Sam’s Life” is about sar.casm’s cat and takes the listener through a typical day in sar.casm’s inimitable style, reflecting Sam’s different activities, moods and of course sleep – because anyone who’s ever owned a cat knows that they sleep – a lot!
Aviary Bridge Records’ third seasonal compilation album, released on 25th May, again challenged their artist roster (as with the “Autumn” and “Winter” compilation releases). This time the brief was to use organic/natural sounds and instrumentation to celebrate the coming of Spring.
Drchamploo has been composing for the past five years, during which time he has released four EPs: “Contemplations”; “Urban Waves” and “Groovebox” (Vols. 1 & 2) as well as composing for film, TV and video games. Aviary Bridge are thrilled that he’s now releasing his first solo EP with them, having already featured him on some of their compilation albums. His music fits nicely into the Lofi Hip Hop genre with lots of Jazz elements.
DC (Dust Collectors) is a collective of beat-makers that are spreading faster then you can imagine. The best beat-smiths from all around the globe join the movement. In association with Aviary Bridge Records DC brings you a new compilation series: DC Portraits.
“Sage” is C l i m a t e ‘ s second offering and is a mixture of instrumental Hip Hop/Trip Hop with the now signature oriental instrumentation and glitch synths. The result is a surprisingly successful mix of upbeat funky moments with a feel-good vibe (even euphoric in places!). The deeper purpose of this music is, as its title suggests, to highlight the wisdom of wise men from the twentieth century, conveyed cleverly throughout via speech samples which provide a clear narrative and a thought provoking experience.