Electronica luminaries Franz Kirmann and Roberto Grosso combined their signature sounds in their latest release, ‘Saudade’. The collaborative mix unravels through pulsating beats, glassy synths, and flurries of intricate notes that almost allow Saudade to tease neoclassic properties. But at its core, Saudade boasts a tribalistic drive that you’ll want to strap yourselves in for.
The quiescent release allows the styles of Nils Frahm and Thom York to meet in the modular-synth-middle, to entrancing effect. If anything can strip away lockdown anxiety and angst, it’s Saudade.
Saudade is now available to stream via Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast