A post-dub, vocal masterclass with Vimala

Adrien Casalis aka Vimala is a Parisian composer who’s work has been mostly showcased in short film and plays until recently when he joined his sound engineer brother in his studio to record ‘Crystal’, what a talented family! 

Crystal is everything we have come to admire and adore in the modern landscape of electronic singer song writers. While there are some heavy influences and easy comparisons to draw from, on first listen you would be forgiven for thinking you are listening to a super group comprised of James Blake and Antony and The Johnsons. Taking elements from both of these artists while maintaining his own unique sound, Vimala achieves something that is quite rare and spectacular. The play between the harrowing vocal and the driving, post-dub production keeps you locked in to the track through out. This release feels like a visit from a friend that you don’t want to end. It’s fun but intimate, you feel like it has new stories to tell you but you also bask in the shared memories you have with it. 

This is such an easy one to call, if you are a fan of James Blake, Antony and The Johnsons or just modern day electronic music in general listen to this.

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