Creeping in and out of earshot in a flash over a year ago (initially appearing on the duo’s SoundCloud page for an instant) was this Psychemagik remix of the French chanteuse’s ultimate Balearic moment, ‘Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet’. Now it gets a full release on Leng, and Yves Simon’s two-½ minute original is stretched into a dreamy, seven-minute trip. Gorgeous stuff.
Jettisoning his Falty DL pseudonym, Mr Lustman plunges deep into a new 11-track album with renewed vigour and freedom. Explorations through d&b, hardcore, electro, hip-hop, jazzier realms and dub techno abound, and much like contemporaries such as Andy Stott, Djrum, Luke Vibert, manages to create a unique space full of sonic stories, vibes and magic that keeps you going back. Superb.
Joris Voorn won the electro/progressive Money Shot in January with his remix of Audion’s ‘Dem Howl’, and here he achieves similar death-defying results with a rework that again shows his willingness to dither in the more melodic and emotive side of club music. Admittedly, he’s given a superb template to work with by Royksopp; all the melodic elements are intact, as well as the vocal that’s swimming with beautiful melancholy and regret. Voorn strips the bombast back a little, which actually has the effect of making ‘I Had This Thing’ even more powerful.
Energetic, neo disco cut from Lindstrøm, with breakdowns in all the right places. Features a bold vocal performance from the talented Grace Hall.