Following on the heels of their two previous compilations, each a melancholy and soulful collection of work from artists all across the production spectrum, independent record label Alaya has just unveiled the third installment in their Issues series. Coming easily as the most downtempo and ambient of the three releases, Issues 03 sees contributions from producers Teen Daze, Thriftworks, Babel, Insightful, Greyhat, Tobias, Jeftuz, Akouo, Flamingosis, Kodak To Graph and Kenny Segal.
From hazy, near percussion-less croons to bassy, sample-filled hip hop rhythms, the collection seeks to create unique and desolate environments for melodies that come off as self-therapeutic expressions for the creators. Rather than attempt to compose walloping, club heaters or vocal-heavy sing-alongs, the tracks here delve into areas of deep emotion that the artists might not normally be able to explore with their regular release platforms. As some form of minimalism is key in such a pursuit, each of the artists display a contemplative, stripped-down version of their usual styles.
The entire compilation is currently available for free download here.
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