Boomkat Product Review:
Spellbinding release from Sepalcure, aka electronica veterans Machinedrum and Praveen. They unveiled a sumptuous new sound with the 'Love Pressure' EP back in the summer of 2010 but if anything this delivers an even greater emotive impact. Maybe it's because they're American, but there's definitely an instinctive feel for R&B elegance and graceful suspension at play here, something alluded to by reams of UK producers, but rarely achieved with this kind of tingling sensibility. The standout track is easily 'No Think', a near side-long swinger built from ethereal, yearning vocals, viscous 2-step patterns and droning subbass looming from their densely lush atmospheres. Complementing the vibe, the enchanting 'Inside' closes the side with a shorter, beatless piece of electronic ambience worthy of Tim Hecker. Meanwhile on the A-side we're in thrall to the crisp drums, smudged chords and sun-heated strings of 'Fleur' and another surefire spine-tingler, 'Your Love'. Four stunning productions = well recommended.