Back in 2008, when we were merely a year old and the respected Cultures of Soul label was just coming out, they linked up with a mysterious musician named M.Wylde, who had a music project called Capsule. This isolated and lonely soul music with hints of heart breaking R&B was created and performed by one guy. At the time, Deano Sounds from COS had heard nothing like it. Then, just like that, the cat disappeared. Fast forward to present day and COS and M.Wylde have reconnected to resurrect this music. Here is the first single, “Bring Me Down”, a lo-fi soul jaunt that was most likely recorded in someone’s bedroom. It’s got some charm, and a synthy danceable back beat that M.Wylde weaves his tale of heartbreak and despair to. It grows on you for sure.
I hope this music, released a decade after its creation, will resonate with people. This is lonely music. I hope it can be a friend to the lonely.
Hear what the musician had to say about this music:
“This album was recorded, performed, and mixed entirely alone by an amateur musician. Every instrument, every vocal harmony, every accident and blemish the authors own. The mix may have benefitted from the ear of a real professional – likewise the music may have been improved by the collaboration of seasoned musicians. But perhaps it may have become less personal in the process. I have to acknowledge influences on this music. The mournful swirl of Arthur Verocai, the pulsing rhythms of Giorgio Moroder, the soulful chords of Roy Ayers, and mostly, the influence of another isolated space man: Sly Stone. I hope this music, released a decade after its creation, will resonate with people. This is lonely music. I hope it can be a friend to the lonely.”
Looks like it’s a good thing COS and M.Wylde hooked back up, this track’s a keeper.
Check out the track below:
Get the tune here.