A Steady Rhythm of Vibing Out | “Mission” by Scattle


Sam Hartley, Writer/Volunteer

Scattle, an artist known mostly for video game soundtracks on Hotline Miami and Super Meat Boy just released a new album on Sept. 10.

 Scattle, a little-known artist, released his first EP in 2011 titled Franco American and released his first full length album Timelapse in 2015.  Scattle and the rest of the synthwave community is little known even though synths are used in lots of modern pop songs including the hit “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd. One of these artists is Thomas Barrandon, who is a similar artist to Scattle however his music is much more story based like his most recent album Tin Can. These artists, while not very well known, can produce some amazing music that really impacts the world around us even if it is just a simple 20-minute album called Collider.

The album is really something you ought to listen to especially if you are a fan of lo-fi beats while you study or work on anything this is the album for you. One of the best songs on the album is “Mission.” 

The song opens and it is time to wake up, because it sounds like a morning alarm. It is surprising and isn’t the most pleasant. But then the bass kicks in and the snares — which Scattle uses lots of — and you just start vibing. Then the transition into ‘“Lab” is just fantastic. I don’t know how many times I thought it was the same song because of how well it transitions.

“Mission” is repetitive but that makes it really good for an easy listening journey. You can be riding in your car, laying on the beach or even just sitting and studying. There are no words to distract no real meaning to the song other than something that you can just chill to.

It is really hard to talk about single songs on this album because if I were, it would be like picking up a single puzzle piece and trying to describe the rest of the puzzle. Every song is like a one-and-a-half-minute piece of a 20 minute song. It is beautiful. While albums usually have a theme or a story, the entire album is a song cut into chapters and you need to listen to the whole thing to really understand it all. But, if you just want an idea of what I am going on about then listen to ‘“Mission” and hear it for yourself. It probably won’t change your life, but it will help block it out.