Calling to mind the pre-Everything’s Ecstatic subtleties of Four Tet, Keep Right, from Oregon’s Automatic Thoughts, is a reminder of what the beat music was before we started burying it alive under vinyl crackles and tape hiss. While most of this year’s beat-based music averaged somewhere under two minutes a song, Keep Right takes its time, allowing melodies and drums and samples to fade in and fade out underneath the soft hum of synthesizers. It’s soothing to hear music untouched by the pressure of Attention Deficit Disorder.
Relax, breathe, listen: It’s available for the ?? cost of name-your-price.
• Automatic Thoughts: http://automaticthoughts.bandcamp.com