Hey there inmates!

How is everything going for you lot this week then? Very well I hope! January is marching on it seems, I’m rather surprised how quickly it seems to be going. I’ve been rather happy with the work I’ve scribbled this week, including the pictures. Anybody who has followed me for any measure of time could tell you that is rare. I never really bother with new years resolutions or anything, but one thing I told myself I would do is sort my desk here in the asylum out. It’s now probably the nerdiest thing in my room aside from myself. I’m rather content with it though.

So, you didn’t come here to listen to me narcissistically talk about myself and my desk. You came here for music right? Did anybody see todays theme clue? I did post it a tad late I’ll confess. I bet you didn’t guess it.

Without further adieu, the musical theme for this here Harlequins writing music post is chillstep! What is chillstep you ask? I’m very glad you’d like to know. Chillstep is something of a derivative sub-genre of dubstep music. You’d probably not be able to tell that they’re related though, they sound rather different in practice. Aside from both being electronically created of course. As you may be able to tell by the name, this genre is slower and softer (120-140 beats per minute) and tends to have an almost ethereal quality that lends itself well to relaxation and chilling. Why did I choose chillstep this week? Well, quite simply I’ve primarily listened to it while I write recently. At least the last month or so. It really has helped me creatively and I wanted to share it with all of you. It’s not all about screaming and heavy riffs you know!

So, why not join me as we delve into the musical minds of collected artists the world over?

Kyon Grey – Meliora

Michael FK – See You Again

Krisu – Beyond Butterflies

Nomyn – Promise

Blackmill – In The Night Of Wilderness

And there we have it! Feeling a little bit loosened up? Feeling a sense of peace? Well, that’s chillstep for you! All of these artists seem to be a little more on the obscure side (maybe an exaggeration) so I’d very much like you all to go and show them some love. They definitely deserve the attention, they’ve really helped me recently.

So, speaking of helping me, would you like to see my social media links? The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and a page over on Twitter as well. It would mean a lot if you’d consider following me over on those sites. Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please also consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page. Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

  1. I am glad you are enjoying and pleased with your recent works. Most excellent.

  2. shauna says:

    I will indeed go search these talented artists out! Always looking for calming music!

    • Osharlequin says:

      I definitely recommend each and every one of them. Among many others, just search “chillstep” on YouTube and you’ll find entire mix videos of them. 😁

      • shauna says:

        A very different genre for me, lol. I appreciate most different kinds of music…except for the “screamo “ stuff…

      • Osharlequin says:

        Variety is the spice of life as they say my friend. I do think some of those ‘screamo’ songs could surprise you, in all honesty.

        The Oldschool Harlequin

      • shauna says:

        Funny you say that. I recently was reading a newsletter series special in my email inbox —written by Tom Morello. I can’t repost because it was a subscriber only thing, but he included clips from several different songs he had written. Definitely gave me an appreciation for what is in his lyrics. Some artists just scream and I can’t tell what they are really saying…that gets on my nerves…lol.

        Keep at it, I am still learning!

      • Osharlequin says:

        I totally get you there. It’s not for everyone, I understand that. I’m not familiar with Tom Morello, so perhaps I should look him up? It sounds interesting.

        We’re all learning at all times right? 🙂

        The Oldschool Harlequin

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