Mood Setting

It’s been a while since I wrote anything of actual consequence — and by that I mean something that didn’t involve medical or scientific jargon. Although to a certain extent, music does involve the latter, I confess to having no idea how to use such language anyway.

So to keep my sanity and whatever shred of humanity I have left, I thought I’d just write about the thing I like the most and can’t live without. Now, I confess to being a complete noob to this, as well as to many other things such as the technicalities involved in music and music-making.

Regardless of how much I lack in all the aforementioned departments, let me proceed and tell you about the music I do like — which is in itself a vast universe that can range from K Pop to indie to pop to random stuff I find online.

Lately, I’ve been drawn to CRWN — a Manila-based producer also known as King Puentespina. There’s just something about his music that makes you want to chill out. His collaboration with Jess Connelly for their EP in 2016 produced one of the most epic of sawi songs ever — Wait. I used to hate it when people would say “damn his beats are sick”, but in this case, it is completely warranted. There’s just some kind of inexplicable genius behind the music that CRWN produces — the slick tempo and the mesmerizing way each beat just hits the ear.

Follow the guy on SoundCloud, and check him out on Facebook for more of his music, which is mostly free. I’ve got his Tommy Gun EP on loop at the clinic. Music helps heal, or so they say. In any case, my patients still get to hear good music. Maybe it’ll help increase their treatment compliance.

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