Monday, February 15, 2010
Facebook provided me with the opportunity to be friends with chillout artist Michele Effe. I'm glad to help promote any artist that I think has produced great chillout music and Michele is no exception. Gold Lounge is the name of his latest project and I had a chance to check out some selections from his music on his website (www.goldloungemusic.com) and MySpace pages. His latest releases are EP's- "Earth Breathe" and "Liquid Sun."
Liquid Sun (check out video HERE) is a great ambient track. It features a bit of a dark intro featuring bass hits but begins to build nicely into a beautiful ambient track. Once the song reached it's apex, the listener is treated to a massive wall of sound produced with guitar and synth chords. Just gorgeous!
"Only a Dream" is a beautiful downtempo trance-like track. The intro is very eerie; as if the listener is drifting off to sleep and beginning their dream. A simple melody continues the dream-like state with a ghostly female voice saying "Only a Dream" A great piano part joins in during the middle of the track producing a bit of urgency and emotion. The outtro features a bit of a funky guitar part as the listener perhaps awakes realizing this great track was only but a dream.
I loved the drum track on "Close Your Eyes." It's still downtempo, but keeps a nice pace and continues to drive the track forward. I should say, however, I loved everything about this track. I immediately obeyed the sexy female voice whispering, "Close Your Eyes" and just chilled out this track. The melody is pretty simple with some two or three notes guiding the rest of the song along with strings and perhaps a lute sound in the background. The sound of strings really added to the large sound that is common in a lot of his songs.
Michele seems to favor tracks that slowly build and then produce waves of sounds on top of each other to then crash upon the listener. On his MySpace page, he mentions his sound is similar to Zero 7, Thievery Corporation, Boards of Canada, or Boozo Bajou. I think the heavy use of keyboard/computer and the arrangement of his songs are quite similar to Ulrich Schnauss. This is a good thing!
I think Michele really knows what a great chillout track is made of and he uses all of those elements in his music, which makes it truly enjoyable to listen to. I highly recommend listening to Gold Lounge!
Thanks for your friendship, Michele.
Chris from Chilloutscene.com
Gold Lounge reviewed on
T.C. from Spacemusic Podcast is a good friend ,His podcast is very famous in the chillout and ambient world.
The Chillcast presents the best new podsafe music, hosted by Anji Bee of Lovespirals. Chill out to a smooth mix of electronica, jazz, soul, and world music each week - plus special interview features, extended DJ mixes, CD contests, and tons of free downloads - plus, of course - the Chillcast Video Editions!
by Anji Bee
Gold Lounge on Chillcast episode # 228
Gold Lounge on Chillcast episode # 217
April 2nd 2011… Summer’s here! From the Studio in Rotterdam we bring you the best lounge and downtempo songs that get you in the mood. Music by Gold Lounge, Fade, Dezarate, Rhodescreen, Aware, James Bright and many others. The view is excellent, the temperature rising till… 23C today, what an amazing feeling! Of course this is only a sneak peeeeek of what’s coming next months….Have a fantastic day!
SPECIAL PODCAST EPISODE FEATURE 3 TRACKS FROM THE ALBUM SPIRALS
Also the next lounge Chil recorded music, which the virtual mailbox reached the editorial compels us once again review about a new "Sine-product" too complacent. Although the cover suggests another sampler with various artists, behind Gold Lounge is the Italian soloist Michele Felloni. He brought us one of the albums that you would probably see in the large amount of "face-wellness" products and would certainly be dissappointed, later , when you went past it. For the 13 (Itunes 15) tracks sound great and catchy and will fit seamlessly into this, the positive feeling that you intended with the laying on of the CD. Both the vocal tracks and the instrumental pieces are "soft" and "lightweight" to consume. The music is not suitable for single use only, because the true depth of the compositions need one or two turns to fully arrive
Great review of "Double Life" on Empulsive Webzine
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November 2012 ,
During the first week after the release , "Double Life" reached the 13th position on the iTunes electronic Album chart in Germany .
This results is a follow-up of the good position reached one year before with the track " Touch me " that reached the 12th position on the electronic singles chart.
Thanks to all the friends for their great support !