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Coffee Shop: The Chillin Sessions, Vol. 1 is a sultry mix of carefree grooves featuring some of electronica music's finest. Melding the trip-hop funk of King Kooba's "California Suite" and the hypnotic breaks of Beanfield's "Abstractions," this particular album is both stylish and sophisticated. It's not brash, but it exudes a confidence and bravado. The ambient breakbeat of A Forest Mighty Black's "Fresh on My Mind" is slick, and Quarter's "S. Toned" is a sensual flow of smooth electronic synths. Coffee Shop: The Chillin Sessions, Vol. 1 is fine album; it's not rash or satiating. It's perfectly fashionable and cool.
The immediate trigger for me to think about this was not the dawn of a New Year. I fancy myself to be too sophisticated to make New Year resolutions. It came from hearing Wendy Wood, a psychologist from the University of Southern California, in an NPR program called "Hidden Brain". And then I dug into her 2019 book "Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick". The book made the compelling case that one way to sustain a good habit is to reduce the "friction" to do the activity that such a habit recommends. An example that hit close to home was at a conference, for snack breaks, Wendy put healthy fruits close to the middle of the space, and presumably the muffins and such like were banished to a corner. This had the expected outcome. This example hit home also for the unrelated reason that it made me nostalgic for coffee breaks at in-person conferences. 2b1af7f3a8