LeVirya – Late Night Espresso [Beat Tape] [2018]

LeVirya – Late Night Espresso [Beat Tape]
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01. Morning Coffee
02. Caffeinated Optimism
03. Romance and Carajillo
04. Red Sun (feat. Elleodin)
05. Coffee Break
06. Voltaire
07. Tuica (original mix)
08. Dawn
09. Ristretto
10. Black Bird (feat. Elleodin)
11. Coffee to Go
12. French Coffee
13. Caffeine Hangover
14. A Frair’s Coffee in Canale
15. Nordic Karsk
16. Mocha (feat. Thomas Woodham)
17. Dusk (outro)
18. Tuica (feat. sar.casm)

LeVirya – Late Night Espresso

Also Available On: Limited Edition Cassette + Digital

LeVirya’s highly anticipated “Late Night Espresso” is, in LeVirya’s words “an ode to lo-fi hip hop, cassette tape culture and coffee.” However, to claim the release is merely coffee themed would be to ignore the nuanced complexities throughout the album. With a known talent in capturing subtle emotions, LeVirya has, in a way, produced an album which functions as a “coffee break diary”. Each song offers a glimpse of the Dutch producer’s mindset and mood that day, coffee in hand.

Comprised of dusty beats, soulful saxophones and wistful flutes, “Late Night Espresso” makes for a quietly thoughtful listen. Woven together with the kind of sentimental undertones that are naturally encompassed by lo-fi vibes, it unleashes the sense of calm that comes with having a moment to truly think and be present. The album’s personable nature is perhaps born from the purpose it was made for; to be listened to on cassette tape. Giving it the air of something that is one-of-a-kind and secret. However, even for those who don’t own a cassette player, “Late Night Espresso” still offers the cassette experience, which is ultimately one of intimacy and nostalgia.