Mon, 21 May 2012  /  Post a comment
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Back when I started to get quite heavily into techno, Jesse Somfayâ€™s work functioned as something of a bridge between worlds; his output at the time was cinematic in the vein of better quality progressive house yet had a shoe-gazer rawness about it which was an ideal break from the aggressively over-compressed, over-produced tripe which was becoming so popular at the time. He was releasing on Traum Schallplatten and had a Border Community-friendly sound which has only diversified with time.
Fast forward to 2012 and heâ€™s now also releasing genre-agnostic electronic music as Borealis; Voidness being his first LP produced using the new handle. Though thereâ€™s more than a little borrowing from Burial in the style of arrangement, texture and vocal treatment, Somfay creates a less claustrophobic atmosphere which is, dare I say it, happier!