Earlier this week, local producer and 91.1FM radio host Sime Gezus released an instrumental album with a very clear and creatively intertwined hat tip to hockey.
“The Manly Cup” features 21 tracks produced by Sime and available for free download courtesy of Sub-Bombin Records. The label will also be doing a limited run of CDs for purchase online and at live performances.
For someone who has no idea about hockey – and a little bit about music, I hope – I found the album to be quite soothing. There’s something about the mix of news bites with instrumentals that I consistently find enjoyable, although rarely stumble across. The album makes for an ideal work soundtrack, with the occasional sample, hook or beat catching me off guard where I want to go back and have a closer listen. There’s also a dramatic, theatrical quality in this compilation of music, with strategic sampling of historical audio clips and building layers that made me appreciate the album as a whole curated creation.