The blog is at a little bit of a crossroads right now. As much as I love writing about new exciting music and sharing my favourites, it’s getting harder and harder to find the time to do so. Time invested in submissions is getting less and less but that’s not to say I’m not still like an excited teenager when I discover a great new sound. I haven’t been writing regularly either which has certainly changed the dynamics of my thought processes. Ever since a friend of mine suggested that the blog is ‘boring’ – my head has been turned towards finding fun things to engage everyone again. Exploring the idea of video content, building fancy interview sets and organising gigs again. People aren’t reading these types of articles as much as they did back in ’08. That’s just the bottom line and expecting them to is unrealistic.
A song that’s really made me tick of late is this languid piece of electronic from End of Code though. I first heard it whilst scrolling through some songs and eating a sub-standard pizza from the absolutely astutely named pizza joint Love at First Slice down the road. The name of the pizza place snagged me, the pizza itself didn’t live long in the memory. Anyways… The Lightness came on in my headphones and I was snagged. Snagged by the smooth flow of the production, snagged by the vocals and snagged by the ‘Kollektiv Turmstrasse‘ styled melancholic rhythms. This was a super track in a sea of mediocrity within my submissions inbox. I’ve been listening to this one on my train journey’s ever since.
End of Code is a music production duo consisting of Nicolas Saad and Shawn Pereira – they released their debut album back in 2020 with a 2021 follow-up soon to surface. The Lightness is a track ripped from that. Sometimes music that retains it’s simplicity is the most poignant – this track embodies the importance of keeping it simple. Music for meditation. Thanks lads – it needs some slick visuals though!
About ‘The Sound Sniffer’
The Sound Sniffer is a music blog that’s still only a baby – Founded in early 2019 by Kevin Coakley, a music writer and ghostwriter. ‘The Sound Sniffer’ also runs gigs and showcases in London since Oct 2019. The showcases are picked from artists found in the blog’s submission inbox.
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