Los Angeles producer Astronautica swims through sound with an effortless laid-back glide on her latest EP for Alpha Pup, appropriated entitled Waikiki. Created while seeking shelter from a tropical storm in Hawaii late last year, Edrina Martinez provides us with the perfect blend of programmed drums, guitar strums, lush synthesizer bass and cherry-on-top guest vocals to match the many moods of the human mind.
A perfect palette for your pleasure, Waikiki begins and ends with instrumental magic, yet allow the album as your guide. Beholding the crux of the EP are two superb features: "How It's Gonna Be" presents a smooth, sultry harmony from breaking crooner JMSN, while "Velvet Morning" showcases the urban/astral-traversing soul of Bridge. Manifesting a distinct feminine sonic aesthetic with a beam of collaborative balance, Waikiki sounds perfectly in synch with the exotic environment of our planet from which the new music of Astronautica speaks.
released March 25, 2014
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