Ambient nie przestaje zadziwiac

Czasem dobrze jest zabladzic w sieci, zwlaszcza tej muzycznej na Youtube, pomiedzy playlistami tworzonymi przez zwyklych lub mniej zwyklych uzytkownikow tego kanalu, czy wytwornie muzyczne. W ten nieskomplikowany sposob odkrylam ambientowy kawalek formacji o wdziecznej i dosc tajemniczej nazwie Gaussian Curve. Zawsze fascynowaly mnie nazwy ambientowych grup, a zwlaszcza ta, momentalnie wywolala wyobrazenie szalonego matematyko-analityka, ktory po godzinach odstresowuje sie komponujac ambientowe formuly.

Od The Distance dosc szybko powedrowalam w kierunku Broken clouds, ktore, wbrew tytulowi wyjatkowo koily moja zestresowana dusze.

Moja podrás bynajmniej nie zakonczyla sie na Broken Clouds, bo zatrzymalam sie na kolejnym przystanku, rowniez pochmurnym, choc nie az tak Broken, jak utwor Gaussian Curve. Gigi Masin przyczynil sie do powstania Broken Clouds we wspolpracy z Gaussian Curve nagrywajac go w Amsterdamskim Red Light district, o czym dowiedzialam sie jakis czas pozniej.

 

Electroniczna przekaska

Ciezko mi powiedziec czy moge uznac cala plyte Bang za zniewalajaca, poniewaz jedynie utwor Delta przypadl mi do gustu, a raczej porzadnie mnie oczarowal.

Niewiele muzycznych niespodzianek pojawia sie na polskim elektronicznym rynku muzycznym. Potrzeba cierpliwosci zeby czyms pozytywnie sie zaskoczyc.

Utwor rozpoczyna sie delikatnie, troche jak wschod slonca pojawiajacy sie po ledwo przespanej nocy. W mocno zwolnionym tempie, leniwie rozpedza sie na chwile, by za chwile znow zwolnic do spokojnego tempa. W tle bicie serca, poprzeplatane emocje, mnostwo kolorow, pojawiajacych sie w bardziej dynamicznych momentach utworu. Nietypowy, bo dobry i na sen i na pobudke.

 

Coming home on Friday evening

London spoiled me last 3 days with incredible sunny and not rainy weather. It is one of those moment when you realise you should not have taken your winter jacket. Sun, London, airport, flight – all that is just perfect to wear your headphones, close yourself in your inner world and think, analyse, dream, plan. I found another song inspiring to focus, think and write down my notes.

I would say there is something close to Florence and the machine in that sound, but in more ambient, less rocky way. Melody develops exactly as I like, slowly with calmly playing guitars accompanied with electronic sounds and lazy, sleepy voice.

Quirky food in Japan

The more you fight with any obsessions the more of them you get. Onigiri – not only a perfect breakfast idea, but also a great snack with various fillings. Anytime.

Onigiri - Japanese sandwich
Onigiri – Japanese sandwich
Japanese breakfast in Tokyo
Japanese breakfast in Tokyo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buying food in Japanese supermarkets, for example as Lawson, is a fantastic adventure, since unless you do not know Japanese language and food, there is no way to guess what are you choosing. Surely you can judge by a smell, texture or consistency, however, trust me, it is not obvious. But it is fun for sure so I recommend to everyone to play this game and enjoy the results.

My big dream was to visit Japanese ice cream shop with fancy, quirky and not obvious flavours. Actually instead of looking for something very unique and not for the masses, I tried quite known brand in Okinawa Naha, Blue seal. Enough to try something new among flavours like: Ryukyu Milk tea, Shiiquasa Sherbet, Ube, my favourite Beni-imo, Okinawa Salt cookies, Okinawa Ta-imo cheesecake, Choco Matcha.

Blue seal - Okinawa, ice cream and more
Blue seal – Okinawa, ice cream and more
Okinawa icecream - Blue seal
Okinawa icecream – Blue seal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beniimo was my favourite. I guess I was not the only one with such opinion as Okinawa people decided to make most of the sweets with Beniimo feeling. Do not think there is any enormous magic behind this name, as Beni Imo means sweet potato. Bit this is what I love in Japan, the they can use very simple ingredients to prepare a fabulous meal.

Pineapple everywhere not always with a pen
Pineapple everywhere not always with a pen
Beniimo - sweet purple potato
Beniimo – sweet purple potato

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lactic acid drink was one of the worst surprises at least for me.  Strange, however refreshing during warm Okinawa nights or afternoon flights to Tokyo.

Lactic acid drink
Lactic acid drink