This week has been good in terms of music discovery, so I thought I'd share because everyone ought to give these a listen.
Work Drugs - "Flying Zambo" Flying Zambo by Work Drugs
I love the guitar riffs and the dope sound. It just occurred to me that many chillwave and lo-fi groups have a very similar sound (the same goes for groups of any genre really), and not everyone can produce something catchy. I probably listened to a hundred different songs this week, many of which are chillwave-y/lo-fi, but only a few groups and songs stood out to me. Work Drugs' sound is fantastically catchy and noice.
Cloud - "Turning" Cloud - Turning by rjcf
Heard this in the bookstore when I was visiting the arts program at VCU. I don't think I'd ever heard of it before. This was made in the early 2000s. Amazing. It reminded me of Clazziquai Project (favorite Korean group of all-time) and their house phase.
Though I have learned simplified Chinese for the majority of my life, I started off and set my foundations in traditional Chinese. One of the few things I retained from the traditional form is the character for the word love:
That’s how you would write it traditionally, and that’s how I still write it—interspersed in a sea of simplified characters. I grew up thinking that the complexity of the word in its original form was beautiful—far more beautiful than its simplfied counterpart, 爱.