Holy Strays – Enlightenment 7″


Enlightenment is French kraut-lounge voyager Sebastien Forrester first time on vinyl and he makes it count. The title track is choice minimal new-wave vibraphone exotica, contoured with skittery digital percussion and crystalline guitar. Vocals enter halfway through, intoning something deep and unknown, then the song takes flight – spiraling through halos of echo chamber drum machinery and feathery keys. The flip, “Phrenesia,” actually sounds more like the single, revving a soft house pulse across pastel skylines laced with tremolo, blissed voice, and phasered guitar. An exquisite pair of hazes, hopefully teasing the HS full-length we’ve heard rumors of.

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