Friday, March 09, 2012

Hôtel Costes


What can you say really about Hôtel Costes?  Not really a band... but a hotel in France, they release an album of "downtempo electro-lounge chill" music every year.

"Ambrosia"

Each album is mixed by DJ Stéphane Pompougnac and (I suppose) has the music that's played in the lounge, bar, lobby, whatever of the hotel that year, although I really might be wrong on that.  All I know really is that the music makes incredible background music for late nights in front of a computer.

"The Wicked Thoughts of You"

This is another set of music I stumbled upon randomly one day.  I was browsing through the electronic music at Best Buy one day, and saw a set of boxed CD's with "IMPORT" stickers on each of them.  Not one to ignore interesting packaging, I checked em out and decided to get one.  (Yes, it was the sexy girls on the covers that caught my eye first... Don't judge me.)  I really liked what I heard, so I started getting more of them.

"My Funny Valentine"

I currently only have the first 12 of the 15 releases as of yet, but I plan to obtain the most recent three(3) somewhat soon if I can.  If you're a fan of down-tempo or chill-out music, I definitely recommend any of the Hôtel Costes collections.

"Why Did We Fire The Gun"