“We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.” –Hermann Hesse
Amerigo Gazaway‘s ‘Solitude‘ EP is a soulful and contemplative journey through time and space. Created in response to the pandemic, the album is a reflection of the feelings of loneliness and introspection that many of us experienced and offers listeners a much-needed respite from the chaos of the world.
The EP opens with ‘Time As It Is‘, a dreamy track that sets the tone for what is to come. The second track, ‘Ocean Waves‘ features soothing waves and a mellow piano melody that transports the listener to a peaceful beach. ‘Foggy Nights‘ follows, bringing a touch of mystery and intrigue with haunting guitars and flutes floating over dusty breakbeats.
‘Feel That Way‘ picks up the tempo a little, with a catchy beat and turntable scratching that will have you nodding your head in no time. It’s a reminder that even in the midst of solitude, there is beauty and hope to be found. ‘Lonely Street‘ lives up to its name, a melancholy track that evokes the emptiness of a deserted city.
‘Daydreamin’‘ is a laid back track that conjures up images of lazy afternoons spent lost in thought. The EP closes with ‘Winter’s End,’ a fitting end to the collection, with its moody and contemplative vibe.
Overall, Solitude is a masterful EP that captures the emotional landscape of the pandemic with precision and grace. It’s a testament to Amerigo Gazaway’s talent as a producer and his ability to create music that speaks to the soul. With its mixture of laid-back jazzy samples, chill beats, and dusty grooves, it is the perfect soundtrack for those moments when you need to slow down and reflect on the world around you. Whether you’re looking for a soundtrack to help you unwind or a reminder that you’re not alone, Solitude is a must-listen.
1. Time As It Is
2. Ocean Waves
3. Foggy Nights
4. Feel That Way
5. Lonely Street
6. Open Spaces
8. Winter’s End