Track Of The Day 5/3 - Thomas Azier

'Angelene' (Obi Blanche Remix)
Thomas Azier

Dance music is frequently associated with the emotional rather than the philosophical, the physical rather than the cerebral.

However the electronic sphere has also produced its fair share of deep thinkers. Thomas Azier seems to treat sound as a sketching board for intellectual excursions, using his productions as a vehicle for new ideas.

New single 'Angelene' is a case in point. The track initially saw the light of day as part of recent EP 'Hylas 002' - a work which the producer insists arose from from "the sublime essence of solitude".

Introverted yet euphoric, pop yet complex 'Angelene' is a mesh of layered contradiction. "I love the compact form of pop music" he reflected recently. "It's such a strong vessel to carry your message with and reach lots of people. Every song I write has different layers. As a listener, you can go through those layers but you can also choose to stay on the pop surface."

Peeling apart the varied elements of 'Angelene', the Obi Blanche remix is all hazy synths and gauzy colours - synth Pointillism with a faintly surreal air.

Listen to it below.

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'Angelene' is out now - check out the video below.

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