Hazy Memories is a project by a 19-year producer from Husi in Romania. His debut EP Out Of Place is an exquisite entrée onto the Romanian beat scene, where a young generation of producers like Montgomery Clunk, Minus, Polochord or ViLLΛGE further explores the sonic territories of glitch/hip hop, wonky, bass and club-oriented electronica.
Out Of Place is a relaxing, soulful EP whose hazy nostalgic mood is sometimes almost meditative. Its first two tracks I Got You and She’s My Autumn, flow with a slow bass pulse, and the Burialesque percussions on the latter one remind us of Nocow’s Pulkovo Heights minus the dark, brooding athmosphere.
The laidback sound continues on Star Projectors, that borrows influences from juke and its way of working with vocal samples. The chopped and looped vocals are overlaid over smooth, relaxing ambient synthlines to a great effect. The biggest hit of the EP is however the emotional Sleepwalk. Starting very inconspicuosly, with reverbed guitar chords against a backdrop that sounds like the crackle of vinyl, it later drops a touching bass-heavy atmosphere with a wonderful key-progression on top of it.
Hazy Memories’ EP Out of Place is out now as a free download.