“incredible electronic music!” VICE Mag/ NOISEY
“bell-bathed, slow-swung cut that seems to pull inspiration from the lineage of contemplative beats crafted by the likes of Shlohmo and Mount Kimbie.” XLR8R
“warm, dreamy melodies only to touch down to earth for it’s noisey center before lifting back off into the clouds. worth hearing, and Luebs worth paying attention to!” FACT
“Magical Mistakes doesn’t need heavy drops or sultry hooks, his tenderly pastoral style of production is infatuating enough as it is.” The Line Of Best Fit
Magical Mistakes releases upcoming LP “Peaking in the Pitch Black” via The Playground Records on the 11th December. Magical Mistakes (a.k.a Erik Luebs) is a Californian musician who currently resides in Osaka, Japan. Following the path of other artists, like Bon Iver, Magical Mistakes moved to Shiba-san, one of Japan’s most rural villages, to create his sound. Here he was able to draw inspiration from his environment and also from the lineage of contemplative beats crafted by the vibrant community of Osaka artists, such as Shlohmo and Mount Kimbie. It’s clear when listening to Magical Mistakes that his style strives to combine Eastern and Western influences. His tracks are textural, bell-bathed, slow slung electronic compositions blended with organic instrumentation, Japanese motifs, and ambient sounds, that create an immersive underwater effect.
Listen to full album on Spotify here.
Title of EP: Peaking in the Pitch Black
3) Chemical Bath
4) Peaking in the Pitch Black
5) Sun is Out
7) Everyone is Dead