Launch Parties for our Debut Album this Weekend – In Real Life at Spiritland and in the Metaverse!
The Chill Out Tent was born online in the earliest days of lockdown, our collaborators and community are a wonderful collection of like-minded folks from around the world. Since then we’ve brought The Chill Out Tent into the real world with festivals, residencies, and now our first musical offering – ‘The Chill Out Tent Vol. 1’ a compilation album of beautiful exclusive tracks from the global downtempo music community.
As our first gathering was online; a live-stream from London, Oslo and Ibiza, featuring the inaugural Sheepwatch mix (and now classic video). In keeping with our lo-fi / high-tech approach our listening parties for TCOT Vol 1 will be taking place IRL at Spiritland and online at our new lakeside hangout in the metaverse – Lake Mañana. Let’s hear more about this from our Chill Out Tent creative technology guru Steve Machin.
The Metaverse you say? Yup, we’ve made our first foray into virtual reality and you are all invited to come, listen to the album, explore the lake, and hang out. All you need is an internet connection, a browser (chrome works best – desktop or mobile) and a sense of adventure.
It might take a moment to get used to moving around – the lakeside hangout behaves much like a video game – except with added sheep, amazing music, and all our friends from The Chill Out Tent chat room.
Take a moment to get used to the controls, set up your audio / microphone and you avatar / webcam and remember this is very new technology so occasionally hitting the refresh button if you get stuck is usually the best way to resolve any issues.
Some Fun facts about about Lake Mañana
1 – There will be 12 unique sheep (from 16:00 BST) on Sunday, each one plays a different track from the album when you stand near them.
2 – You can walk on the water.
3 – You can upload a photo, or you can use your webcam as a video avatar.
4 – You can explore anywhere you want, and you can’t break anything (although sometimes you might end up inside a mountain)
5 – Like a real place, the sounds are spatial and you can talk to people that are near you.
6 – There will be a free collectible sheep NFT for folks that come along on Sunday.
So, what are you waiting for? There are 3 TCOT Vol. 1 preview tracks waiting for you now so why not head over to https://spaces.vatom.com/@lakemanana and check out our new lakeside hangout. See you by the campfire tomorrow...
PS For those in London, we will be IRL at Spiritland from 1pm this Sunday (3rd July), and from 4pm we will be playing back the full album on that gorgeous sound system. Stop by, listen to the album and collect one of the limited edition golden sheep NFTs that we are making available this Sunday. There will be some augmented reality surprises dropping with the album from 4pm too.