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I leave my inbox open to any artist that wants to send over their work. I’m always on the lookout for new music to write about and I’ve found the best way to discover new sounds is to actually have the chance to build with the artist directly. But, to be as transparent as possible, I wish more artists took the opportunity to Swantom Bomb into my messages.

You never know what you’re going to get when random artists are sending over their music – to say it’s hit or miss is an understatement. That said, it was a lovely surprise to get a DM from MANSIONS and then find two new joints from the artist awaiting me in my inbox. After hitting play on “HOURGLASS”, I was instantly hooked on the chill energy brought forth by the Oklahoma-by-way-of-Hawaii-based artist.

MANSIONS is quite literally floating over the self-produced record with a metronome-like delivery, his content coming forth as if it was the sand falling through an actual hourglass. Filling the new release with a chill, airy vibe, “HOURGLASS” is a smooth product that lifts the listener, bringing about a near meditative energy. It’s a unique sound that serves as a refreshing counterpart to the over-saturation of copycats and trends that litter the music commonly racking up heavy plays these days.

This listening experience served as a needed reminder about why I love doing this blogging thing – hearing new music for the first time; getting a taste of those special sounds and having the opportunity to share that music with all those who care to listen. Without question, I’ll be on the lookout for more new work from MANSIONS moving forward.

In addition to “HOURGLASS”, I’ve included MANSIONS’ equally unique “CALIFORNIA” below. Press play on both records and start getting familiar with MANSIONS.

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