Kid Koala ft. Emilíana Torrini – Music to Draw to: Satellite (Arts & Crafts, 2017)
Renowned DJ and music producer Kid Koala has collaborated with Icelandic singer-songwriter Emilíana Torrini, and together they have mastered a beautifully sonic and dream-like album. If there was one song destined to be listened to in space, amongst the stars and galaxies, it is the opening track of this album, “The Observable Universe.” It will instantly paint a picture of a deep black sky filled with bright stars and moons, and its soothing instrumentals will let you drift into the abyss. When Torrini’s sultry vocals are heard in “Adrift,” you fall into a hypnosis of calmness and serenity. The song combines percussion, bass and mandolin with soft electronic and turntable sounds. This track’s out-of-this-universe melody is also reflected in the lyrics, when Torrini sings “someday somehow you’ll land, but for now understand. You’ll be adrift until then.” Most songs have poetic lyrics that revolve around love and distance while Kid Koala’s instrumentals takes you to places where no one has ever landed before. This album is destined for all wanderers on a creative mission.
Trial Track: “Adrift”