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As the air gets cooler and the days get shorter, what better way to while away the time than with a fresh batch of tunes from none other than Oakland’s Constellation Tatsu. It’s always a chill experience when you throw on new jams from this label, but this latest batch, featuring CTatsu’s 100th release (!), is perhaps even more chill than anything they’ve put out.
The first tape is from Cleveland, Ohio’s Stephan Haluska, whose majestic harp works make Empty Room a transcendent experience. Don’t believe me? Vibe to “Jeldon” below and try not to break down in tears.
Next up is a righteous journey of the mind soundtracked by Ecovillage. Sacred World dives deep into the acoustic/electronic hybrid of subtle synth tones, woodwinds, and guitar.
The third tape in this batch comes from Tokyo’s Rhucle, whose serene soundscapes on More Beautiful Than Silence very well should have been one of sound options when I hit the floatation therapy spa a few years back. This one is gonna be for those moments when I can just shut my eyes and feel the calm tones wash over me and melt the stress away.
The last, but certainly not least, entry in the Fall Batch is from the man, the myth, Mr. Will Long, performing under his celebrated Celer moniker. The Tokyo resident drops some deep ambient drones on this latest release, I Wish You Could.
I’m ready to surrender myself to the deep, vibrant, and groovy sounds of this batch. So before I drift off, I’d better add that Constellation Tatsu is dropping the batch today — a.k.a. November 13. Head over to label’s shop to snag copies of one or all of the tapes from this batch while they last. Seriously: don’t sleep…yet.
Empty Room by Stephan Haluska
Empty Room tracklisting:
02. Empty Room
03. New Windows
04. Ocean Projector
Sacred World by Ecovlllage
Sacred World tracklisting:
01. Sacred World
02. Catch the Spirit
03. Journey into Now
04. Garden of Bliss
05. Sign of the Rainbow
06. For Artur
More Beautiful Than Silence by Rhucle
More Beautiful Than Silence tracklisting:
01. With the Natural Noise
03. Warm Winds
05. Quiet Morning
06. Forgotten River
07. Rewind my Memories
I Wish You Could by Celer
I Wish You Could tracklisting:
01. Everywhere I Go You’re All That I See
02. Wishes Would Be Grand If Only They Came True