It’s almost indescribably sad seeing your musical past laid out before you, all worthless and limp. Some people invest in gold, others put towards their retire, many gamble: we stockpile ridiculous baubles that produce noise. With CDs, it’s the worst – a parade of shiny coasters, usually scratched beyond repair, becoming more redundant by the second. The same could be said of vinyl too, but there’s still some majesty in amongst all those grooves, which is why, beyond measures of cognitive reasoning, the urge still persists to stockpile it – a medium that it was predicted would be extinct by now.
But how could you know, especially when the tracks it holds promise to be as brilliant as those by Royalty. The work of a woman called Chesca and produce Elliot Yorke, the duo make tracks that deserve to be spun rather than played, a succession of glistening electronic bliss. The whole thing is sparse, yet manages to feel, for want of a better word, funky, something to move your body in time to. At best, it’s riding the crest of the wave of new bands fighting against the jaded glamour of chillwave with an energetic sound, and at worst it’s futuristic lounge music. Either way, it’s another 5 tracks that definitely needs adding to your collection of beautiful, wonderful tat.