Posted August 12, 2022 by Mike Mineo in Ambient

!Noj – “smoky quartz”

Photo Credit: !Noj

Effortlessly glide into the weekend with a mellow positivity, via !Noj‘s new track “smoky quartz.” Based in the village of Grindelwald, Switzerland, !Noj creates a meditative allure throughout the track, which is the first half of a 2-track EP, gems.

A wintry smattering of piano floats into a grooving rhythmic accompaniment; the warming bass line and gentle percussion evoke the escapism of a lounge-type setting. The piano flourishes remain vibrant amidst the patient, measured rhythms. The melody assumes a more contemplative quality in the final 30 seconds, before settling into finality with a gentle key-laden precision. “smoky quartz” is an enchanting, atmospheric success from !Noj.

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].