Music tags: ninja tune, idm, electronica
Mood tag: trippy
In the past 15 years I’ve spend every day listening to music like it was the last day of my life as listener. This intense need to fill myself with sound gave me the opportunity to experience music in very different ways. 3TRIPS is about 3 simple ways of experiencing and exploring the same song. Let’s observe our state and emotions in each of these ways.
The song I chose today is Blue Schwinn by Yppah, known as Joe Corrales Jr.
Landscape and memory have always played a central part in the music of Joe Corrales Jr. aka Yppah (pronounced “yippah”). It’s what gives his tunes both their sense of place, their physicality, and their ethereal – almost nostalgic – sweetness. Joe Corrales Jr, from Houston, Texas debuted on Ninja Tune in 2006. His third album for Ninja Tune reflects a change in the landscape around him. Midway through the process of recording the demos for what became Eighty One, Corrales started making regular trips to Galveston, on the Texas Gulf coast, to surf. So energized was he by his experiences, he left his home in Texas and moved to Long Beach, California. Unsurprisingly then, he says that the images he had in his head as he made his new music were of the sea and the beach. I wanted a lot of the songs to feel like a warm wash, he explains. (Source: ninjatune.net)
Now that we know a little about the artist, let’s try this:
1. Audio – no visual, no distraction. Similar to reading a book, experiencing only the audio is letting my mind and imagination explore the sound.
2. Live Video – the fact that I can see the artist play is making me feel like I’m a part of the gathering, the artist is sharing with me the inspiration of the moment.
3. Visualization – the most trippy way I’m experiencing a song. I’m just letting it go, allowing to receive what the trip as a whole is offering me.
Take this sound trip:
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