What I love the most about experimental music is how it sounds to me like an abstract experience from which anything can bloom, really like a surrealist painting. "Are we here?" is the type of track to evoke such feelings. Everything works perfectly in this conceptualistic song in which modern beats convey a timeless feeling.
Kzmiblzf is a duo made of the first generation of American children in a Nigerian and a Pakistani family, iBO and Kazmi, respectively. The open mindness that often comes from growing up in a diverse background definitely seems to have influenced their work for the best. In "Are we here?" we can check how naturally they add their own style to sounds we'd think we're used to hear; this is a cool hip hop track with loungy vibes, where the power of trap music rides an airy wave in a surprisingly good way.
It's actually pretty amazing that it is called "Are we here?" - the lyrics address the constant ups and downs of not being sure if things are going the way they're supposed to; but what's more fun is that the track sounds so chill-out that you can effectively get lost in the moment - are we here? Are we really? Where are we?
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.