Sunday Sessions: Stumbleine
A Weekly Recommendation of Soothing Jams Starting off with the Bristol Producer11-Jun-2012
*Editor’s note: This was supposed to go live yesterday (Sunday) but as today is a public holiday and half the world is still in Sunday, we’re gonna let it go live today. Enjoy.
Sunday is homework and hangovers, skinned knees and eyeing off the fridge in a menacing way. Sunday is definitely a day you need a soundtrack that soothes your fragile mind, that you can slide into like a warm bath. Luckily I have a freakish amount of music my friends like to call ‘not Bec’s slow dub again‘. Not the most appropriate stuff for a Friday night, but for a bus home and catching up with work – maybe even finger painting – ‘chillwave’ and ‘shoegaze’ (as hipper blogs might call it) is the stuff you need.
Starting off the Sunday Sessions is Stumbleine. The Bristol artist was previously part of Swarms. Though which one he is, is anyone’s guess. The mysterious solo artist since opening his bandcamp page has released two EPs Ghosting and Sunshine Girls along with a mixtape and a collection of remixes and collaborations.
Whilst his music has a distinctly ambient feel, the sonic texture of lying in some shady grass in summertime, it drifts into a glitchy broken beat sound that’s reminiscent of Hyperdub’s Burial. Adding a dark edge to an otherwise cloudless sound.
Stumbleine also has the rare ability to sample pop-cuts without making them sound cheesy, like this track which uses Beyonce’s vocals.