[Music] Ataşehir – AVM

Ambient as a cool breeze meeting a calming shopping experience.  Oxymoronic, I know, but humor me a bit.

This description fits this release from Ataşehir (an alias of the ever-wonderful project and friend to this blog, Sumatran Black).  AVM in a Turkish acronym for alışveriş merkezi, which translates into supermarket or shopping mall, though I might be mistaken.  There is a nearly vaporwave aesthetic to their music in this release.  It’s ambient, of course, but spiced with a touch of 80s or 90s cheese, the sort you may have encountered wandering in a mall 30 or 40 years ago.  Modern Muzak.  The music of my youth spent in elevators, escalators and fast food courts.  Very pleasant, indeed.