Kaleida’s original version of Think wasn’t exactly an overly expansive affair, and yet Actress manages to make it seem positively luxurious, so stripped back and minimalistic is his remix. Released last week to celebrate Lex Records’ 20th anniversary, its glacial electronics and muted tones create an eerie, detached atmosphere that quickly gets under your skin.
I’m a big fan of Kaleida’s 2017 debut album Tear The Roots, especially Echo Saw You and their cover of 99 Luftballoons, which is completely inspired. Other Side is the first single from their forthcoming album Odyssey and seems to pick up where the previous LP left off: breathy vocals, ethereal atmospheres and hushed tones over a gently pulsing mid-tempo beat. Like much of their music it’s quietly beguiling, and a welcome glimpse into what I hope will be another excellent album.