Amandra x Mattheis – Manekin

If Stanley Kubrick had been making 2001 this year, I’m convinced that Amandra and Mattheis would have been brought in to work on the soundtrack. Manekin is from their first collaborative LP Lettre Ouverte which came out towards the end of last month, and is jaw-droppingly brilliant. It’s not really fair to highlight a single track as it undoubtedly works best when immersing yourself in the album from start to finish, but Mankin is a near perfect example of their patient, celestial approach to techno. With shades of both Voices From The Lake and DJ Python’s more recent Mas Amable – but with arguably loftier ambitions than both – it’s the most immersive electronic album I’ve heard so far this year.