You can always trust Hôtel Costes to provide the perfect soundtrack for those contemplative moments. Since the late 90s, the Parisian hotel has continued to build their vast catalogue, both via compilations and their Studio HC series, recorded at the hotel’s own in-house studio space.
For their next release, the sixth long player in the series, they welcome back French outfit Midiminuit for their second album, The Key Boost. In contrast to Round The Clock, their first outing back in 2019, the four-piece delve deeper into sparse and atmospheric electronics, putting their own spin on modern classical and jazz.
Across the release they move through diverse meditations; from cinematic soundscapes to new age synthesis, hazy jazz jams and minimal modulations, while our pick ‘Welcome’ takes a sparse and experimental approach to contemporary classical, brought to life by Hani’s celestial vocal stylings.
The Key Boost will be released on 20th November. Grab your copy.