VA (Blacksketch, Andrei Ciubuc, Tripmastaz, Pîrvu, Martin Glowacz, Toguè) – Rest & Peace [Subtil Records]

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Various Artists (Blacksketch, Andrei Ciubuc, Tripmastaz, Pîrvu, Martin Glowacz, Toguè) – Rest & Peace [Subtil Records]

The next record announced to arrive soon from the German label Subtil brings together names like Blacksketch, Andrei Ciubuc, Tripmastaz, Pîrvu, Toguè and label-head Martin Glowacz for an outstanding journey into ambient and downtempo music. This time the experience is completely different from what the imprint previously released, focusing on ethereal soundscapes and cosy experimental vibrations perfect for chill-out moments. The idea for a material like this came up at the beginning of the pandemic when the dancefloors were closed due to the restrictions, making this release unique and unusual. As always, the artwork is signed by the talented Juli Jah.

The story begins with “Feel” by Blacksketch and the message is pretty clear, time to relax. Deep bright chords will slowly evolve and catch a drifting broken beat that travels even further, while a subtle static texture can be gently heard in the background blending with soulful vocal samples down the path. Local artist Andrei Ciubuc follows with “9877654321”, a dreamy composition designed with dubby drumming patterns, deep bass stabs and meandering pads. Next one up by Tripmastaz under his Tripmastaz Enterprises moniker is “Trizn”, a floating drone smoothly complemented by abstract effects and mysterious samples.

On the flipside we first find “Waves” by Pârvu, a funky laid-back cut flavoured with an exotic maritime feeling that evokes daydreaming moments spent on a beach watching the motion of the waves. Going for a more experimental approach, the twisted narrative of Martin Glowacz‘s “Sendepause” seems to flow into an organic lock with the previous track while “Miroir” by Italian DJ and producer Toguè closes the VA with an introspective soundscape that reveals a sacred hidden message.

Rest & Peace VA will soon be available at and selected record shops worldwide.

Artists: Various Artists (Blacksketch, Andrei Ciubuc, Tripmastaz, Pîrvu, Martin Glowacz, Toguè)
Title: Rest & Peace
Label: Subtil Records
Cat. number: SBTL022
Release date: TBA 2021
Format: Vinyl-only

Words by AndreiB

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