The five albums to listen to this weekend!
On Flight, the fifth lp to be boxed in with Leon Michels (from the soul crime syndicate El Michels Affair), Hanni thinks he’s Childish Gambino, dreaming of having BadBadNotGood as a backing band.Hanni has returned to a reasonable format (thirteen short tracks, compared to nineteen on his previous album), and the brat has regained a certain teenage spontaneity through this really enjoyable exercise of collage of influences, even if the erotic charge of the early days has evaporated a bit… Very strong despite everything.
Moby, All Visible Objects (Because/Caroline)
The American producer, who made a name for himself with his trip-hop tracks, goes back in his new LP, All Visible Objects, to more directly danceable things, made for the dancefloor, and to those soul vocal samples that make his paste on his hits. On top of that, we can detect traces of his previous albums very ambient, like Long Ambients Two (2019) or Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt (2018), for a spatial rendering.
Spirit Fest, Mirage Mirage (Morr Music)
Spirit Fest, the supergroup led by Markus Acher of The Notwist, delivers a new collection of electro-organic songs punctuated by instrumental splendours(…) Drawing the contours of a pop at once atmospheric and timeless, vaporous and brilliant, Spirit Fest swirls along these fourteen tracks the voices of Markus Acher and Saya Ueno in perfect and radiant harmony.
The Swedish sad boy is back with Starz, his fourth album, which takes a step further from conventional hip-hop (like the eponymous track in collaboration with Ariel Pink) and launches into an even more ethereal cloud rap while incorporating abrasive sonorities.