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Slightly over-easy, affected ambient pop yearning from Carmen Villain. Check rather for the gently pulsating Gigi Masin remix, delivering the original from bedroom to the ‘floor during its nine minutes, and then his divine ‘Alternate’ version, sublimating the vocals to a breezy thizz married to placid solo keys
“Melancholic piano and long wisps of reverb create a cocoon of warmth in the otherwise cold and desolate outer space in which “Planetarium” voyages. Lyrically, “Planetarium” captures her typical contrast between rapture and irony, closing with a murmured coda recorded as she fell asleep one night.
The “Planetarium” EP is Villain’s follow-up to her 2013 debut, Sleeper. In the span of the last few solitudinous years, the US-born, half-Norwegian and half-Mexican has honed and nurtured her songwriting and production craft, while still drawing from the gossamer atmospheres of Sleeper. She weaved the hyper-personal songs in peaceful seclusion, creating starry tapestries of field recordings, piano, guitars, programmed drums and synths.”