This week’s One-Liners column will live up to its name a bit more. I figure maybe you just want to listen to music and get into a certain zone or live in a certain vibe, rather than read a bunch of preface. So let’s get into it.
Kraków Loves Adana – “Young Again”
Another earth-shattering cut from one of Italians Do It Better’s newest acts, the Germany-based Kraków Loved Adana. (I’m obsessed with this song.)
The Midnight – “The Comeback Kid (Isolation Relief Mix)”
Tyler Lyle and Tim McEwan have remixed their popular song from 2016’s Endless Summer into a deeply beautiful, organic slow-burner in order to raise funds for their out-of-work touring staff. Buy it ASAP.
(Editor’s Note: It’s a nice companion song to “Sometimes She Smiles.”)
Future Museums – Transitional Spirit Mirror EP
Holodeck Records is often known for its dark synth and ambient acts, but Future Museums is among a few on the label’s roster who craft stunning kosmische that blends the likes of Ashra, Michael Rother, and Klaus Schulze with modern sensibilities.
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights (Chromatics Remix)”
Chromatics have taken the synthwavey number and turned it into a sexy, late-night romp, laced with the gorgeous cinematic apprehension at which Johnny Jewel excels. The lights don’t blind so much as mesmerize on this remix. (Bonus points for the added vocals from Ruth Radelet.)
Magdalena Bay – A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling
Transcendentally catchy pop, the latest gem from Gorilla Vs. Bear’s Luminelle label. Highlight tracks including “Story” and “Oh Hell.”
Pleasure Curses – “Sugar Coated”
The Portland-based Vehlinggo faves are back with a serrated and sludgy synth-pop gem.
ClassixX – “One More Song (Feat. Roosevelt)
Two nu-disco master acts get together and cast delectably propulsive spells.
(Editor’s Note: As established in this post, the One-Liners column is a concise but meaningful way to highlight Vehlinggo-recommended releases. It’s not exactly weekly, but it can be. Entries are almost never one line, but they could be. Check out last week’s post.)