Sitting around the midpoint of Casper Clausen’s debut solo album Better Way, Snow White demands special attention, standing out even amidst the rest of this intriguing LP. Yes, Clausen often resembles Bono vocally (a comparison that Stereogum deemed vital enough to spend the majority of their album review hashing out), but this is far weirder, dreamier, warmer and more interesting than anything U2 ever recorded, so let’s say no more about it. Snow White doesn’t so much start as slowly materialise in front of you, something that’s always been there but that you’ve only just noticed, and proceeds to drift effortlessly along on a haze of spectral synths and drums that sound like their buried under a ton of smoking dust.
Rolling it back to 2018 today and a record I don’t think got enough attention at the time. Seeing Eye Dog is the second track on Young Galaxy’s album Down Time, which along with the equally brilliant Under My Wing completes an outrageously strong opening pair. Young Galaxy announced an indefinite hiatus not long after the release of this album, although recently have resurfaced on a couple of collabs with Euro Berlin and Amsterdam Cosm, but Seeing Eye Dog is a fine place to start with their extensive back catalogue.