I recently did a screen recording to show some friends my desktop customizations I did using Rainmeter and Wallpaper Engine (perhaps I will create a post about that on this blog later). The background music that was playing in the video was Color Source’s remix of The Girl (featuring Cozi Zuehlsdorff) by Hellberg. A friend sent me a text message asking what the song was because it was so good–I agree!
Color Source takes a decent song and makes it absolutely fantastic. The Girl starts off with slow, calm ocean waves crawling up and down the shore. Soft synth and clean vocals enter about twenty seconds in, with a simple rhythm following shortly after. Over the course of the next minute, the song builds elements by layering percussion and additional sound samples until the verse transitions to the drop–which is…hard to describe, but great.
The song slows back down for another verse round before building again. All 4:09 of this song is great and it remains among one of my favorites in my library.
Color Source is the stage name of Daniel Kim–dance, electronic, and future bass remix master–who is signed to Monstercat and Simplify and is most well-known for this track and his Terms and Conditions track featuring Ashely Apollodor.
If you’re looking for an electronic track to groove to featuring a great vocalism, nice rhythm, and a pretty good drop, this might just be the track for you. Give the snippet a listen above or find it on Spotify.
“Formed by Glaciers,” by Kubbi is an entrancing blend of sounds. The artist’s simple Spotify biography “transcendental nostalgic” is highly accurate. While much of the album Ember is rather upbeat and chip-tuney (a great thing, I might add), “Formed by Glaciers is a wonderfully calm and retrospective track…
“Formed by Glaciers,” by Kubbi is an entrancing blend of sounds. The artist’s simple Spotify biography “transcendental nostalgic” is highly accurate. While much of the album Ember is rather upbeat and chip-tuney (a great thing, I might add), “Formed by Glaciers is a wonderfully calm and retrospective track.
The final track on Ember, this song is 7 minutes and 38 seconds long, and every second of it is composed perfectly. It’s like something out of a surreal and epic movie.
The beginning of the track is quiet and contemplative with no percussion, but only soft and simple piano. After a minute and a half, some simple and deep percussion takes foot. The succeeding minutes build additional instrumentation atop each other and very gradually grow in volume until they break for the calm before the storm. This little process occurs in several small segments until the song reaches its apex at around 6:30.
The Ember is primarily instrumental, “Formed by Glaciers” has mystifying vocalization that floats above the instrumentation. Organic sound effects such as wind and water are also heard, particularly when listening with higher quality devices such as in-ear monitors and/or high fidelity devices.
The parent album of this track, Ember, is a beautiful and comprehensive album that will satisfy nearly any mood you find yourself in. Happy, sad, rushed, apprehensive, or retrospective, you’ll find something for your state in Ember.
You can find Ember and much of Kubbi’s other music at KubbiMusic.com or on Spotify.