on the weekends I have a tendency to wake up early which is quite a shame sometimes as I would just like to have a sleep in after a week of work. In saying that, early morning (6-7am) is one of my favourite times of the day. the sun isn't quite up yet with the day dawning, the streets are fairly quiet with workers going in and party people coming out. of late, i've been both and no matter what the situation is I love my early morning music. generally i classify it as 'sunday' music what with it being the proverbial 'day of rest' and whatnot.
waking up this morning at 6am (as my roommate got home) i was checking out various blogs that i hadn't visited in a while. on fat planet I stumbled across a mention of beem and decided to check it out. needless to say I was pleasantly surprised to find a free download available. all of it very mellow-electro with beautifully structured melodies. the track featured here, Ep9, is heavy on some warm organ with a soul/gospel feel. when I listen to it I keep waiting for stevie wonder or bill withers to start singing over it! great stuff.
after some digging I guess the style of sound from Beem has a name and sometimes these names for styles just don't work but others just do, like this... from the independent
"(Scandinavia) home to a new hybrid known as Synthetik Skandinavian Funk or "skweee". Yet what sounds like some awful novelty dance craze is in fact a curious mix of instrumental R&B and minimal techno. According to Fran Carlqvist, founder of Stockholm-based skweee label Flogsta Danshall, the nickname is simply reflects "how it sounds", echoing the use of high-pitched, squeaky sonic effects"