Two Brooklyn-based musicians took the IdeaPad Yoga 13 for a test drive in New York City this week. Spirit Guide (Sina Sohrab) and COSYCOS (former Surfer Blood percussionist Marcos Marchesani) worked collaboratively to remix a COSYCOS track on the Yoga. The resulting song, “Terminal Cruise (Spirit Guide Edit)” is a testament to how the Yoga’s versatility can ignite creativity in some of New York’s most exciting up-and-coming artists.
The computer’s 360˚ hinge and touchscreen aided workflow during the production process. The two musicians used tent and stand mode to review each other’s work. When it came to passing the computer back and forth, laptop and tablet modes were key. The touch screen made it easy for Sina and Marcos to rework and revise cooperatively, keeping the project light and improvisational.
The Yoga proved to be a versatile instrument for these two, who are always working on a multitude of endeavors ranging from design projects and forthcoming solo EPs to coordinating performance dates and sharing their music online. “Terminal Cruise (Spirit Guide Edit)” is both urban and ethereal, harmonizing COSYCOS’s thick, guttural percussion with Spirit Guide’s signature haunting electronic sound.