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.
To many music fans, the word progressive is a dirty one. Seemingly sullied by the self-indulgent ideals of '70s concept rockers with too much time, money and LSD on their hands. In the case of Polar Bear however, the term couldn’t be much more fitting. With each release they somehow manage to find new depth, new variety, new inspiration and above all a renewed sense of innovation and fun. Sure, they may not be to everyone’s tastes but then, who cares? Surely that’s what being ‘progressive’ is all about!
Argentinian don Hernan Cattaneo wields ‘Fragile Circle’ like a weapon in his ‘Balance’ series mix. It’s a progressive masterpiece that channels the classic moments of the genre, its heavy Latin percussion offering the perfect frame for the melodic elements to weave gently in and out of. Classic or not, it’s produced with such richness that it’s almost like it’s organic and alive.
"A track from Nic's next album. I really don’t know the title, but it is out of this world."