Alina Baraz and Galimatias “Urban Flora EP”
The Urban Flora EP has recently hit my personal top 100 list to the point where it’s one of the only things I listen to. I remember when this EP stumbled into my music library; I was scrolling through my never-ending dashboard on Tumblr and discovered one of the songs on the EP, “Fantasy”, and clicked play. The rest, as they say, is history.
Alina Baraz and Galimatias consists of singer-songwriter Alina Baraz, originally from Cleveland, Ohio but is currently living in LA, and Danish electronicist Matias Saabye Køedt from Denmark. This being the duo’s debut EP I wasn’t expecting much, but it definitely delivered. Alina’s soothing voice matches almost perfectly with Matias’s mellow, downtempo techno style and creative beats. Regardless of the fact that some of her lyrics are a bit difficult to understand, the music itself is very easy to fall into and even easier to get addicted to.
Their music is the type to really push out reality and allow this listener to just relax. It’s also ideal for those aesthetic late night drives, calm days at the beach, or my personal favorite, sleeping. This EP is the perfect way to introduce Alina Baraz and Galimatias’ music to the public ear–the music lovers, haters, and all in between.