The process of music inspiring musicians is a significant one. In my recent interview with The Foreign Exchange, Phonte highlighted the importance of leaving a legacy as an artist; that one’s work can be the building blocks for another creation can be one of the most valuable outcomes for a creator. Quiet Nights by Astro Nautico is a series of songs which all draw inspiration and samples from Corvocado, by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto.
eight very different interpretations of Getz and Gilberto’s sultry bossa nova classic.
The Astro Nautico collective comprises Kuhn, Obey City, and +weed, who are also joined on the EP by Young Montana?, Termeric, InfinitiRock, and Thirsty Jefferson. The result is eight very different interpretations of Getz and Gilberto’s sultry bossa nova classic.
Experimentation varies – the sensual nature of the original facilitates a trip hop inspired journey through the beats movement for many of the tracks, my favourite being Kuhn’s opener, with a notable mention going to Obey City’s bastard G funk synths and voice mods. Thirsty Jefferson’s double time glitchcore permeates the tempo boundary, whilst the insistent revolutions of Young Montana’s arrangement kept me on my toes. All in all a strong release from the Brooklyn based trio and their international collaborators, and a valuable reminder of music’s inspirational and nurturing qualities.