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Take Off Your Cool: Herb Sundays with Ghostly

We invited Ghostly founder Sam Valenti IV to share with us a mood list. Inspired by his ongoing #HerbSundays playlist featuring music he’s collected under the simple intention of deep enjoyment — “dedicated to post-ironic listening habits for deep enjoyment. Complete albums enjoyed without fear of reproach or judgment, often obvious or in plain sight.” — Sam shares with us a sampler that is undeniably a reflection of Ghostly’s genre-less philosophy. Enjoy!

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navigating the in-betweens with Karl Henkell of Record Culture Magazine

As we constantly find ourselves dabbling in the space between music, design, culture and lifestyle, we feel a strong pull towards concepts and endeavors that resonate with this mindset. Record is an independent music publication that highlights unique music subcultures and communities around the world – but it’s more than that. Music is just a starting point for Record and simply a lens to see the world.

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floating between sips and sounds with Griet Priem

After experiencing the wonderful art of wine making during harvest season, where Griet got absorbed by the microcosmos between her and the vines, she started SIP – a natural wine shop with selections that suit all emotions. As we have a soft spot of working together with likeminded locals who share our love for good music and mood setting, we couldn’t resist working together.

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moving on and feeling good with Michael Hentz

Hailing from Los Angeles, Michael Hentz is an all-round creative. He’s an avid collage maker, he runs the limited tape label auasca out of Brooklyn & Los Angeles, he is guitarist and vocalist for the Secret Flowers Band and he also airs a monthly radio show called Quietudes with George Jensen on Dublab. With the year coming to an end, we asked Michael to capture his current mood in to a mood list.

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finding beauty in impermanence with ann vincent

As we love to set the mood, we teamed up with Ghent-based multidisciplinary artist Ann Vincent to complement a few of our favorite records with her handmade candles. With their organic shapes and soft earthy tones, they almost look too perfect to burn. But the magic is in the burning.

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embracing brokenness with Dauw and Skrew Studio

Dauw is a Ghent-based label that draws its main inspirations from nature and imperfection. This seeps in through the music as well as the visual elements of the label — forming a strong marriage between different art forms. The result: unique handmade pieces of art that flatters both the ear and the eye.

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expressing a strong fascination for nature through music with r beny

Our next mood talk takes us all the way to San Jose in California. We spoke with Austin Cairns who releases music under the pseudonym r beny. After his first encounter with a synthesizer a few years ago, he started a YouTube channel focused on gear tutorials. That gave him the platform to share the music he makes and loves, which is greatly inspired by the surrounding forests and the nearby ocean.

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reinterpreting music for a new generation with Nosedrip

Long before the rise of online multimedia radio platforms as we know it, Ziggy Devriendt, aka Nosedrip, already dabbled with an experimental radio show that combined visual art with music that falls between the cracks. It was an innovation at that time, the first of its kind in Belgium and a foretaste of what was yet to come.

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Leading parallel lives with Gigi Masin

Our next mood talk takes us all the way to floating city of Venice, home of well-respected Italian composer Gigi Masin. In the last five years, Gigi has been making waves in the ambient music scene touring the world both as solo musician and as a member of Gaussian Curve, a trio with Jonny Nash and Young Marco. Yet Gigi is no stranger to making music.

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Grykë Pyje on building a mystical world through email

We sat together with Johannes (Baldruin) and Jani (Uton) to get an insight on their collaborative project Grykë Pyje. With their latest joint album Collision And Coalescence released on the Slovenian label mappa, they’ve created an intriguing set of recordings that go way beyond typical song structures and sound more akin to vibrant field recordings made on a mystical, otherworldly world.

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