The collaborative label release from San Francisco based Zatoon Records and Green Life Worldwide unfurls a six track celebration of sorrow, joy, and songwriting. The sonic story opens to wistful narration from Grim Sickers on “Right Now Yesterday,” the first of three tracks featuring guest vocalists.
Subtle Mind and Rudemastaflash weave a jazzy, sentimental dreamscape in “Nights On Laurel”- a fitting interlude to the vintage vibes of “Daylight” and title track “Sun & Stars,” both showcasing twinkling, ambient vocals from Sarah Zad alongside Ill Chill’s signature laid-back lyricism. In the hip-hop tradition, the artist tends to highlight the music’s verbal, human element in his backdrops, but the sound system producer’s compositional ingenuity truly shines in “Expressionism.” The drawling, hazy moment expands on the throwback themes that emerge throughout Sun & Stars, as winding instrumental melodies rise from intricate low-end textures. A testament to the enduring everyday magic of music, Sun & Stars sheds light on the deceptively profound but universally resonant lessons from daily life.
ZATOON RECORDS / GREEN LIFE WORLDWIDE 2019 (12”
PRE ORDER VINYL: AUGUST 1, 2019
VINYL RELEASE: AUGUST 23, 2019
Previews of ‘SUN & STARS’