Boomkat Product Review:
A drop of French synth-pop class from Antoine Kogut and Isabelle Maitre's Syracuse duo, given wings by the Paris-based Antinote label.
Back in 2012 Syracuse were one of the label's formative signings with 'Giant Mirrors' (ATN002). Following a sought-after 7" release in 2014, they now present a lush and sophisticated suite of cosmic electro-disco and poised vocals perfectly tailored to each song (or even the other way around).
'Vapeurs D'Equator' sets the tone with an elegant touch, all star-dust melodies and latinate electro bass à la Photomachine or Gifted & Blessed, with the added bonus of Isabelle's sexy, submerged vox, which drift in and out focus in the new age disco of 'L'Eau Des Songes' before changing tack to blue R&B with shades of Inga Copeland or Nite Jewel in the gorgeous highlight, 'Love'.
Turn it over and 'On Desert Oceans' trades in classic electro-pop romance, Isabella now sounding like a rawer Sade over intricate 808 patterns and acidic spumes, prepping the 'floor for a flush of frothing disco in 'Liquid Silver Dream' and the midnight kiss-off, 'Le Couer En Nautrage'.
Synth-pop fiends you have been warned - this is a real beaut!