Today’s premiere is a courtesy of Kratos Himself via Youngbloods, taken from the upcoming “Stay True” LP, his sophomore release for the Brooklyn-based label, which is set to come out almost exactly 1 year after his debut. “Nostalgic” evolves in depth over it’s length. Opening to the sounds of a crackling Rhodes, we’re quickly rewarded with a deep round bass gently driven by kicks and what I can only assume is a woodblock. The electric piano is then pushed to the background by a warm palette of arpeggiators and pads, recognizable from the producer’s other releases, while a jazz kit subtly compliment the percussive line already in place.
I think this is a very appropriate soundtrack to go through this time, when November’s lethargy makes way for happier thoughts as the end of the year approaches. That feeling of looking back and forward at the same time, remembering what is dear with high hopes for the future.