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Dreaming of distant shores...

Unsound – Albums & EPs for Working
Dreaming of distant shores...
By Unsound • Issue #1 • View online
Our lives have been thrown into turmoil and we are suddenly confined to our bedrooms and residences. What better way to travel than through the power of music?

The album cover for L.A. by Tensnake
The album cover for L.A. by Tensnake
California has always captivated me, especially as a bumbling Brit. The laidback lifestyle of sunshine, ski, surf and so much more – I’ve visited it on a number of occasions.
There are few albums, in my opinion, which have managed to capture this ethereal feeling though. One that springs to mind is Oxnard by Anderson .Paak or perhaps the legendary Hurry up, We’re Dreaming by M83.
L.A. by Tensnake is another of those landmark albums which transports me to those sun-kissed shores, dreaming of an endless night of neon lights.
What are my thoughts?
Whilst a lot of ‘deep focus’ music tends to revolve around obscure ambient noises and rhythmic beats, L.A. has a far more pop-oriented energy which – I believe – perfectly compliments some focused work in the late afternoon or early evening.
If you aren’t phased by vocals and lyrics whilst working, this album is a perfect background track. The synth-infused ethereal soundscape which the album paints, a vast sprawling city, drives you to dreaming of your next trip away.
A headshot from Tensnake's website
A headshot from Tensnake's website
What do the critics say?
L.A., which follows Niemerski’s debut album Glow that was released in 2014, feels personal and introspective when listening to it.
Lisa Kocay, Forbes
Listen to the album
L.A. by Tensnake | SoundCloud
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