With the cosmic rays of his Twice Around The Sun long player still reverberating around our souls, Guillaume (our favourite of all the Coutu Dumonts) is back with a fresh EP of rich and otherworldly house music perfectly pitched for the free-spirited feeling of the summer months.
It all starts with the balmy tones of “Northbound”, which wastes no time getting into gear with a rubbery bassline and shimmering flashes of melody that flutter around a haunting vocal hook, invoking that witching hour before night falls when the heat of the sun is still radiating from the ground beneath you.
“Inconscient Collectif” meanwhile simmers like the first light of the morning, a lilting euphoria rising from the gently filtered chord pattern before the effervescent trail of an arpeggiated synth line comes ringing through the mist.
EP closer “Erotic Skies” makes for the perfect slow-poured tonic to round off this solar cycle of a record. Across eleven blissful minutes the gently cradling beat and dubby echoes drift out as a languid spread of melodic lines unfurl on top of one another. There’s a rich tapestry of sounds at work in this luxurious cushion of a track, from the tortured ghost of a saxophone to a subtle pattering of bongos, a wild bassline tamed, a cracked synth stuck on an eternal phrase, and yet all these elements bleed into one under the principle of a track unconcerned with its destination whilst ever striding forwards.