Exclusive Stream: Auclair - 'Jupiter + Venus' [Track of the Day]
Here's an exclusive glimpse of new work from experimental pop artist Auclair. Inspired by the titular planets' cosmic tango, the London-based producer draws from her Rwandan, Canadian and English heritage, enmeshing the bittersweet ballads of Serge Gainsbourg with Broadcast-esque swirls of psychedelic electronica.
Co-produced by Marc Pell of Micachu and the Shapes, 'Jupiter + Venus' is the lead single from Auclair's forthcoming EP, Semaphore, out on Kit Records this Summer. You can see her supporting White Hinterland for ATP at Birthdays, London, this Wednesday 14th May.
Guitar pings in echoing haloes and hollowed-out arpeggios pop above the sparse beat. In its final third, waves of synth saw through your ears as the drums ornament that once minimal beat with urgent snare fills, and guitars build themselves in golden, fugue-like architecture. [read more]
Don't it make you just wanna cry and make out at the same time? [read more]
It's slow and considered and carefully nuanced and brimming with subtle dynamics. [read more]