Quick Recommends: Tess Roby, Emil Rottmayer, John Bergin, Sferro & More

It’s that time of the year again — when I’m off working on big things, leaving you with quick takes. Even so, these releases are great and deserve your attention.

John Bergin – ‘A Spell For Breaking An Opening Into The Sky’

Is there anything this guy can’t do? This remix and remaster of his 2001 EP is great for repeat-listens. Lyrics from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Tess Roby – ‘Ballad 5’

That arrangement. My heart be still. Vinyl here.

Sferro – All Things Converge

In which Mr. Sferro thankfully destroys the dogmatic confines of synthwave.

Drinker – ‘Fake It’

Hauntingly brilliant pop from Aaron Mendelsohn and Ariel Loh, who created the haunting score for The Eyes of My Mother.

Emil Rottmayer – ‘W.A.V.E.’

Warm, comforting, and danceable as hell.

SaiR – ‘Potion’

Porto, Portugal synth-funk from one of Omega Supreme’s finest.

Man, Woman, Friend, Computer – ‘Exordium/Outgrown’

Awesome Yuliya Tsukerman-made video and excellent song.

Acidulé – ‘La Vie La Nuit’

Tommy ’86 by any other name is still Tommy ’86.

(Feature Photo art from John Bergin’s A Spell For Breaking An Opening Into The Sky, designed by him.)