CS + Kreme – Cold Shoulder
CS + Kreme (Conrad Standish and Sam Karmel) have been steady thrilling us with their patiently cinematic, lushly yet sparsely brooding brand of epic downtempo jams since their self-titled 2016 debut on Total Stasis. There’s something deeply mysterious about “Eyes on Ceiling,” a surreal fable focussed by low battery 808s, glinting atmospherics, rumbling guitar thrumbs and a languid, dreamy bassline. “Husk,” soundtracks some gathering of magical forest dwellers entranced by a possessed saxophone, giving way in its final moments to Standish’s aching vocals. Another polished gem from a now mythological act, transmitted this time by Trilogy Tapes.