55 Cancri E may be known as a distant exoplanet to some, while to others it is some truly beautiful and ethereal folk/nu-gaze business courtesy of Malmo via Berlin's Sara Hausenkamp. She appears again on Denmark label Music For Dreams with her new release. The album is about the search for peace in the soul, a longing to find a home and a journey between planets Tellus and 55 Cancri E. Hausenkamp's seductive yet angelic voice soars above some endearing and transcendental arrangements. We particularly enjoyed the mellow country/blues flavour of "Att Lamna Tellus I (Oknen)" or the eerie and contemplative "Alltid Du" which indeed really showcases that amazing voice of hers.
Andrew Claristidge has been a wonderful revelation in 2016, and he's bossed the Mille Feuilles catalogue in fine style. Although his style often verges towards the abstract and surreal, Claristidge's productions do, indeed, offer plenty of dance floor charm, particularly with this revisiting of his Danser Ou Mourir LP. The whole album is remixed and re-edited by a mixture of known names, and even some emerging talents on the scene; people like The Hacker, a known techno demigod, are present and very much in full motion, as are Automat, Cosmo Vitelli, and 99LETTERS. Whether it's someone that you're already aware of or not, each one of these tracks represents the deeper end of the dance spectrum, and this is definitely a pretty daring excursion through cold, industrial beats, and a little bit of coldwave charm. Top gear.