Say No To Selling Digital Sleeping Pills
Digipill! The name alone makes me vomit. The name alone reminds me of a stupid sleepless night. It promised to make me sleep like an Alsatian wolf dog. The tagline is just as deceptive as the app itself: “Fast and effective digital pills to change your mind”. How dumb and childish of me to think that a mere download of a free app that showed up on my Twitter feed will help me fight insomnia. And in this vein of deception, “Free” is a marketing word, too. The app is free to download! But in order to get your “pills” you, of course, have to pay! And that 28 Swedish krona I wasted on this fraudulent little dime-sucking machine is the shallowest thing I have done since thinking Lance Armstrong has genuinely won the Tour de France for seven consecutive times.
“Pills”, not surprisingly, were nothing but a few ambient audio tracks narrated by a guy who — in the span of 28 annoying minutes — tells you to rest, because tomorrow is going to be alright. Because look how beautiful the birds are and how you love the sight of the sunset! Even the thought of our empty-headed pea-brained act is a Nobel Prize nominee in the “Yikes!” category. To conclude, there is a beautiful and money-saving lesson learned in the process: Music is not supposed to put one to sleep, you Alzheimer-suffering urchin!
Facing that music and putting that bitter past behind, we had almost become oblivious how post-00:00 we used to be here. That we somehow were, back in time, capable of decorating your night-owl-ness. So here we are now adding another beautiful set of songs to that location.
GONGENHUM wants you to know about UK’s Empath and their sensational new album Nightscapes. Building fertile nightly grounds over the likes of Lee Gamble and Burial, Nightscapes spawns an urban solace of gritty strolls and unabashed emotional solitude. And somewhere in the middle of all that Stygian peace, we reached “Hypersleep”. While playing the song in the calm of a living room, we heard other delicate presences on the couch finding the inner future garage element equally appealing. It is not very often that it happens. And it is not very often that you find a collection so repeat-worthy for free (not in a Digipill way) to download.