I didn't really have to be. The production quality was sweet on the ears and the fresh ideas were served perfectly throughout the release. Since he starts catching your attention right at the start of the album; here's one of my early favorites.
A very natural, very chill sound all achieved through bedroom production. It's got a slowly easing set up to the base of it that makes it easy to transition in sound, and even easier to captivate you while it does so.
But this is just one of the instrumental tracks. I tend to prefer them a little to the vocals used throughout most of the album, but the vocals are still great and the production quality shows talent and promise all throughout the lengthy listen.
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An ambitious release, Mkaio serves us 16 tracks in a vinyl styled digital double-album complete with some slight Pop influences and the occasional monotone vocals. They go well with the Chillwave, see for yourself. What ends up really pulling this together is the production.
And to show ambition (and balls too, in my opinion) he even covered Bob Marley's Is This Love just before the end of the record. Make of that what you will, but know it takes an open mind to appreciate it. If on the other hand you have a preference for the plain instrumentals, he offers that as a name your price.
If you're more into the collaborative and interactive sides, you should visit his website for more fun and great tunes.