rocomoco have released their LP Into The Blue via Aviary Day on Aviary Bridge Records Ltd. The downtempo-lo fi offering follows their successful singles ‘Grooveshop with Hoffy Beats’, ‘Djeep with Devon Rea‘, ‘Years’ and ‘Warm Flicker’, all of which have been well received by tastemaker channels and fans alike.
Into The Blue was written during 2020, and became an escape from the chaos for the Berlin-based duo. “With the album, we wanted to create empowering and positive vibes that breathe a dose of nostalgia and a light touch of melancholia. Creating beats and forming tracks became our way to escape from the daily needs and worries in 2020 when we wrote the album. Into the Blue has been our leitmotif and the tracks have been our constant companions, like pages in a personal diary about our mental states and emotions”, says the duo.
Even though much of the album is inwardly gazing, the jazzy guitars and inspired melodies make for a captivating sonic experience. For those interested in an absorbing and quietly provocative lofi album, this LP is well worth seeking out. This is a genre that is often taken for granted, but Into The Blue underscores rocomoco’s ability to create compelling music without losing the tranquil, meditative feel.
“Lofi beats are often seen only as functional music to relax, focus and chill only”, they explain. “But chilled beats can be more than just background noise. Music, in general, has the power to evoke memories and especially the dusty lofi hip hop beats are the go-to retreats for memories. They are daydreams designed to act as containers for everyone’s emotions, thoughts and experiences.”
Album track ‘Sparkling From A Distance‘ features on the Spotify playlist LO-FI_GROUND.fm