Few folks need an excuse to wanna visit Paris but it doesn’t hurt the city’s rep that some cool new musical fumes seem to be steaming up from the cobblestoned underground lately. Chief among ‘em on our map is Sebastien Forrester, a friendly French boheme who traffics within a mélange of aliases and outfits but whose freshest mask is Holy Strays, and it’s our favorite. Stuttery motorik drum machinations, Stereolab basslines, hypno keyboard spirals, melodic fogs that float up then dissipate, a pleasingly blurry production vibe – the elements are all there and they gel superlatively. Hyperion is his first time out under the HS flag and there’s every reason for it to not be the last. Pro-dubbed/imprinted clear green tapes in j-cards with art by Forrester. Edition of 100.