Last time we featured new music from Omena Records, it was from the largely unknown producer ishi vu. Said Swede is currently lining up an EP for Studio Barnhus, so it goes some way to demonstrate the talent scouting acumen of the label who signed his debut EP. The omens are good, therefore, for another bright talent they’ve just signed.
Toronto producer Jesse Futerman may not hail from one of Canada’s more renowned musical hotspots but that’s no reason to cast aspersions. Having already released a track on sister label Local Talk, as well as an effort for Church, You Are Not Alone represents Futerman’s first solo EP in a few years. Made up of two originals and a remix by Guraimu, our pick of the bunch is ‘Blinding Lights’, an end-of-the-night jam, with long drawn out strings and muted trumpets. Much like Moby had an insatiable ability to combine melancholy and euphoria in his productions, so too does ‘Blinding Lights’; even more impressive given the dearth of vocal samples, that characterised so much of the aforementioned master’s work.
You Are Never Alone is out 18th July. Pre-order from Red Eye.