8 févr. 2012
Lucky Paul - Elephant Island EP
Born in New Zealand and living in LA, Lucky Paul – so-called because his name is Paul and he's, er, lucky – is currently Feist's drummer. In his spare time, however, he makes densely hypnotic, drum-heavy dream-pop for label somethinksounds. Elephant Island, the follow-up to last year's well-received The Slow Ground EP, features Electric Wire Hustle frontman Mara TK, whose singing ushers in pogoing beats, reverb-heavy drums and synth washes before it fades to allow the music to take over for the final 30 seconds. For the rest of the EP – premiered here – we get the lovely slow-burn Piano Dub version, a UK funky remix from rising producer Ossie, and an extended house remix from Midland. It's a testament to the original pull that it's not overshadowed by its re-rubs, those big splashy drums and the song's bouncing melodies more than enough to keep your attention.