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EPISODE #449
SUN MORNING, 02 MAY 2021

Glenn Astro

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Curator: ImaCrea
Writer: ImaCrea
Illustrator: Meriam Kharbat

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This morning, let’s have some actively collected intuitions distilled from love. Experimental, mystic, and joyful vibes as we start our trip with a colorful selection curated by Glenn Astro. Time to get out of the loop darling!

Glenn Astro’s selection

Amaarae - SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY (feat. Moliy)

Glenn Astro: A dear friend of mine recommended to check out Amaarae’s album when it came out last year, since then I haven’t stopped listening to it. At least a few songs from that record daily. Weirdly, SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY has a very sunday’ish feel to me, works any other day as well, obviously. Amaarae’s voice is so hypnotizing and catching, on top of that the beats on that whole record are amazing, as well.

Ross - Swallow your dreams

Glenn Astro: Found out about this one purely by accident while scrolling through my Instagram feed and this popped up in some random video, I instantly recognized the guitar riff that I knew from Blackalicious’ If I may but there were more instruments and parts coming in.

I’ve listened to If I may, and Blackalicious in general, during my teenage years so much but never assumed that track in particular uses a sample, thought it was an original guitar riff they recorded for that track along with the singing in the chorus (pre internet and who sampled days haha). Anyhow, a few clicks and a discogs seller later, the record was on the way to my home. It’s strange how the original also has made me appreciate the If I may version even more. Well, here you go, two morning listening recommendations in one.

Erika de Casier - The Flow

Glenn Astro: I love the whole album. But what an opening song this is! Those wavey synth noise effects in the intro, followed up by ultra smooth percussions and pads. Everything is so minimal and sparse, vocal parts coming in and dropping out again…excellent. Essential Sunday morning listen, for sure.

MailTape’s selection

Glenn Astro - MoStLy GhOsTlY

ImaCrea: Love Glenn Astro’s latest album, Homespun, and especially this intriguing track. Feel like I’m in an old detective movie but with strange trippy moving textures in the background. Been years I’ve been following his work and it never disappoints.

Luke Vibert - Batter Bits

ImaCrea: Influence by the great bass developed in Glenn Astro’s track, the name of Luke Vibert came to mind spontaneously. Another great artist always full of surprises and pushing his limits in every new release. What a pleasure to find this new track recently.

Kelly Lee Owens - My Own

ImaCrea: Smooth and delicate track by Kelly for the tiring collective moment we’re going through. A good reminder about the importance of caring for each other and oneself with deep sincerity. Thank you, Kelly.

Khalab & M’berra Ensemble - Skit Guit

ImaCrea: World is vast, beautiful, and diverse. Who needs to go to Mars when such poetry surrounds us?

That’s it for this morning. Take great care, share the love. Much love to Glenn Astrofor his inspring Sunday selections and to Meriam Kherbat for her dear illustration!

ImaCrea.

Humans behind episode #449 🤗

Curator: ImaCrea
Writer: ImaCrea
Illustrator: Meriam Kharbat

Fresh music selected without compromises, since 2011 💎

MailTape is a nonprofit art collective run by volunteers united by their love for music. We are committed to offering an experience that respects you: ethical design, 100% human curation, no ads, no external trackers.

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