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Mintakaa takes you on a neo-jazz trip.

Mintakaa, a star found in the Orion constellation apparently, is the new vehicle for music producer and multi-instrumentalist Luke Weaver. This debut single, Auriga, is the first song off an upcoming EP, which has an accompanying video from the videography company Apparition.

Auriga has a cool, laid back neo-jazz vibe. The riffs are subtle and dreamy and the keyboards swell over a backbeat of a hip-hop groove. It’s a thoughtful piece, designed to transport your mind through its own meandering musings and into the great unknown off terra. There’s an echo on the guitar as we are taken through a seemingly empty universe, until we swirl around the planets and stumble upon new life forming. It’s a trip through the cosmos that works on the subconscious, awakening dreams like the strange plants on distant planets. It’s a lay back and contemplate sort of tune.

The video showcases the talents of Apparition, with a lush SF exploration through the universe. It’s a video of shadows and flickering images of planets and exploding universes, as the music weaves through blossoming exotic flora and fauna on newly discovered planets.

It’s a song that is a great teaser for the EP to come.


You can find Mintaaka on Spotify, and on Facebook.

Apparition visual artists can be found on Facebook.


All words by Mark Ray. More writing by Mark Ray can be found at his author archive. And he can be found on Twitter, Instagram and WordPress

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