yannick mirko – “i’d rather be in space”


In a world filled with strife and animosity, there exists a common yearning to escape into the comforts of another world, at least from time to time. Such emotions are conveyed on the neo-classical track “i’d rather be in space,” from New York-based artist yannick mirko.

Gentle piano pulses and a radio-like crackling craft a sensation of otherworldly escapism — an ideal accompaniment to isolation within a space station, joined by nothing beyond the surrounding stars, as the radio frequencies convey a semi-comforting static. The sonar-like effect feels grounding, playing with enigmatic qualities as the twinkling piano tones exude graceful intent. “i’d rather be in space” is a gentle, atmospheric delight from yannick mirko.

Check out the talented artist’s other works, ranging from music to art and short films, on the official website.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2022’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Ambient.

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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