Today is another Bandcamp Friday and what I’ve enjoyed the most about these release days, other than knowing the money spent goes 100% to the artist, is finding music I wouldn’t normally purchase.
One example is a purchase from last month’s Bandcamp Friday called Noontide by Micah Frank.
As I’ve mentioned before, I recently repaired my tape deck and have been looking for cassettes that have a certain ambient/electronic, dare I say, new age, feel to them.
Micah released Noontide on cassette via Puremagnetik and it arrived this week. I immediately put in the cassette deck and pressed play.
What I enjoy most about this release is it holds a balance between calm and uncertainty. Written and recorded in New York City during quarantine, there are times when the music has an eery feel to it, as if it’s soundtracking the empty, quiet streets of NYC during a pandemic. However, I also hear a certain release at times where the music feels optimistic, like we’re all going to make it through okay.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of this release, either on cassette or just a digital copy.