Soon

Photo: Dominic Clarke

al ak has delivered big time with his latest offering ‘Soon‘. The four-minute opus is littered with beautiful, infectious sounds: crisp bass, slick percussive rhythms, playful piano sounds, and soothing vocal samples are all wonderfully presented. al ak is definitely a name to watch, follow this talented musician on the cloud. Get those summer vibes going below.

Serpentine

Photo

Today saw the release of TMPST‘s highly impressive debut EP. The side project of musician Asfandyar Khan, this four-track release is further evidence of Khan’s penchant for crafting forward-thinking electronic music. The EP opener, ‘Three For‘, is one of my favourite tracks I’ve heard all year. Its progressive bass sound invites the listener in while the slick vocal samples compliment the track’s overall emotive atmosphere. Serpentine EP is available via bandcamp.

TMPST – Three For

We Forget

Photo

al ak is the work of Karachi, Pakistan-based musician Danish Faruqi. With a soundcloud page light in terms of quantity, this newcomer more than makes up for in quality. al ak has only recently cropped up on my radar and I can’t help but feel his latest offering, ‘We Forget‘, would sit perfectly on a Sofia Coppola film soundtrack à la Lost In Translation. The track has the feel of a dreamy masterpiece with its ethereal flow and moving vocal work. Grab a free download here.

al ak – We Forget (ft. Zareera Bukhari)

Sun Trails

Photo

Based in Islamabad, Pakistan TMPST is the new side project of musician Asfandyar Khan. The first taste of his new project is the glorious ‘Sun Trails’. This aptly titled opus is full of lush textures, serenely painted soundscapes, and gorgeous drum patterns. ‘Sun Trails’ is free to download here. Be sure to follow TMPST on soundcloud, where you can also check out his sublime ambient-based music.

TMPST – Sun Trails