And just like that,

I have another album

added to my ongoing list

of contenders

for best 2017 releases.

French producer


has released

the fifteen song album

How Are You?

To call this an instrumental

album wouldn't properly

explain it; instead,

Mounika snags plenty

of vocal samples,

making it feel like

a feature-heavy project.

Like a lively circus

of friends willingly confined

to a relaxed ambiance.

Described as “deep / slow

beats,” singers

Cavetown and Lotte Kestner

made appearances, sounding

like the samples

that surround them, doing

nothing but enhancing

an already strong experience.

The track “Cut My Hair”

is so damn good.

So is “Winter”. Okay,

I need to get back to listening.