Pretty much everything about this track screams 5am. Albeit in very hushed, quiet and muffled tones. From the haunting, subdued piano opening, to the deep, sonorous double bass, the soaring cinematic strings to the lonely tambourine and of course Leithausers’ warm and lucid, yet ever-so-slightly throaty vocal, it's great. Looking forward to checking his album ‘Black Hours’, out very shortly. Arresting stuff.
The new guise from DFRNT takes his penchant for the dubbier side of the music continuum that little bit further, deeper and more echo chamber-drenched than ever before. ‘While the Lady Sleeps’ is certainly the closest you’ll get to that archetypal Rhythm & Sound aesthetic, but nicely updated. ‘Dwelling’ drops a little touch of Amen to spice things up, whilst ‘Cosy’ is so far into the echo sludge, it's almost static.
"The man with the nicest moustache in the business delivers this ultra-emotional techno record. It’s perfect."
Killer new-wave/disco hybrid from Jonathan Kusuma, who reaches out from his base in Indonesia to Parisian label I’m A Cliché. Four tracks feverishly whip up energy with incessant bass arpeggios and strobing disco fx, resulting in a wild ride that falls somewhere between the sounds of It’s A Fine Line and In Flagranti. Brilliantly original material from a producer that deserves a lot of attention from now on.