TRACK OF THE DAY:
SUN SHOWER by SAEKO KILLY
electronic / krautrock / synth-pop
Choosing a Track Of The Day from the brandnew debut album MORPHING POLAROIDS by Tokyo-born and Berlin-based SAEKO KILLY was not that easy. The electronic tracks, almost all of which feature Saeko Killy’s Japanese-style vocals, also almost all have at least one element that catches the attention and goes straight to the ear – be it the often smoothly grooving basslines, twinkling synth playing, mystic cosmic atmospheres or echoing dubs and other typical club sounds. A connection to Krautrock can be discerned, then quite clearly synth-pop characteristics. Saeko’s origin, which is reflected in her voice, gives this mixture an idiosyncratic but sympathetic leftfield character. Overall, it is the lightness of the tracks that ultimately make the complete album a thoroughly interesting and comfortable listening experience.
Only because of a personal preference for sprawling dub sounds, the choice today fell on SUN SHOWER. Other personal highlights of the album are: Vitamin D, Mars Rocks, Alt!, Intimate Flame and Insecure Drive.
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