Boomkat Product Review:
Dusky, wistful downstrokes from a dude in disguise, Diego Herrera a.k.a. Suzanne Kraft. Breezing in on Jonny Nash's melody As Truth label, 'Talk From Home' renders a beautifully intimate and melancholic vibe in seven lolling pieces showcasing the L.A.-based Kraft's tender blue side, as opposed to his mid-tempo chug-offs on Running Back, or deep house as Dude Energy. They were all written and recorded between his home city's Café Ale and his home studio, making a sublime play between languorous guitar licks, heat-hazy synth chords and the gentle patter of dubbed drum machines, all suspended in acres of warm, negative space. At its most effective, the dappled minimalist motifs of 'Male Intuition' comes across as a Balearic answer to Loren Connors, and 'Renee Sleeping' is a postcard image of blissed-out Californian elegance, whilst the burbling sway of 'Flatiron' may even coax you into a solo deckside shimmy (B&Q decking will do if your yacht's been chartered). Warmest tip to all the lonely hearts!