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.
Mysterious Russian producer A Vision Of Panorama returns with a brilliant full length release fooling up great efforts on Music For Dreams and Aficionado. Expect lo-slung, retro flavoured nu-disco with a brazen display of Balearic flair. Starting out with "Back To Elba", a groove which is cool as a cucumber, there's more mellow dancefloor stuff such as on "Barbados" or "I Saw The Wind" which call to mind Max Essa, Fabrizio Mammarella or even Lauer at times. Combined with sombre yet romantic pop ballads such as the haunting "Duality" featuring some gorgeous vocals or "Surf Blue" calling to mind Gaussian Curve: this is a truly wonderful album.