.wave. – “Routines”


The gorgeous “Routines” shows a blissfully psychedelic sound from .wave., an artist based around the Chicago area. The track flaunts deep synth pads and soaring guitar tones, initially in a mostly separate allure, converging later after the spacey synths craft considerable intrigue. The chipper guitar emergence past the first minute — preceding the “woke up today, started off strong,” vocal — marks a particularly entrancing sequence. The third minute unleashes a rock fervor with a hypnotic vocal refrain and electrifying guitars. Glistening keys close this delightful track off, solidifying .wave. as a project I’ll certainly be anticipating future material from.

“This song is mainly about being alone during a weekend when my friends left town,” .wave. writes.

“Routines” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2021’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the best-of Spotify compilation Best Tracks of 2021.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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