Despite actually hailing from New York, there’s a hazy Californian feel about MMBLR’s track That Breeze. And it reminds me a little bit of what Tame Impala might sound like if they made a record with Miguel... Which is pretty excellent.
MMBLR is the name for an experimental solo project from Alex Beckmann, the drummer with the indie rock band Snowmine. That Breeze is the record he created on what he describes as “a perfect spring day after meeting the woman who would soon become my wife”. You can feel a sense of both easy contentment and optimism here as Beckmann gently lets his falsetto vocals flow amidst a swirling dreamlike wave of sound created by simple drum beats, old guitars, ageing synths and bottles and cans.
I love how easy and introspective this sounds whilst portraying something exciting and thrilling... The desire to pursue someone who feels just right.