Baltimore-based producer Daniel Schultz, better known by his project name, Bliss, just released a new EP, which is out now on Friends Records. The new album Angel is the follow up to his self-released debut last year and features three of Shultz’s songs along with remixes of album tracks “Angel” and “Cake”, from Couples Counseling and Permanent, respectively. If nothing else, each track proves that Bliss is an appropriate name for the project.
Each song is some combination of ultra-mellow electronic music and neo-R&B attitude, all mixed together with some deep pop sensibilities. Moreover, all of Schultz’s songs features a few common elements: super deep bass, whirring electronic drums, and his smooth modulated vocals. The end result is something that feels like precise and deliberate, with just a hint of improvisation and abstraction. Unlike the songs Schultz produced on the album, the two remixes get much more experimental, messing with the beat and chopping and screwing things to within an inch of their life—definitely way different than the songs they were based on. You can stream Angel below and check out Friends Records’ bandcamp page to get the whole album: