- Australian producer Mic Newman (AKA Fantastic Man) spent several weeks living in young Berliner Max Graef's broom cupboard last autumn. This one-off, collaborative two-tracker was recorded sometime during this by-all-accounts rather boozy interlude, and the results unsurprisingly merge a laid-back, off-the-cuff feel with floor-friendliness.
The jaunty Rhodes at the centre of "Soothe Me" lays its Theo Parrish/Sound Signature inspirations firmly on the table, with music-box chimes and synth spirals periodically coalescing and dispersing over clipped, steady percussion. "Relaxin' At The Flip" has a raw analogue core of rapid hats, rough kicks and a deep, fuggy bassline. However, these elements are gleefully leavened—and indeed overshadowed—by twinkling, jazzy piano and sparkling Arps, ensuring that the release's illuminate, carefree feel survives to the end.
A1 Soothe Me
B1 Relaxin' At The Flip