Counting Downtempo, Hervé.

Counting Downtempo, Hervé.

For a self-professed Ghetto Bass advocate more commonly associated with Affie Yusuf than Austra; his longstanding counterpart Sinden than moody Bristolians Seasfire, Save Me is quite something. Joshua Harvey, aka The Count, aka Hervé releases his latest full-length, The Art Of Disappearing, this coming spring and whilst house has been his bread and club his butter since the later naughties, if Save Me is anything to go by then he is to sheath the breakfast knives and instead pick up a directly incisive proclivity for those more intensely affecting strands of electronica. A collaboration with the emboldened Ontario synth-sequined outfit aforementioned, Katie Stelmanis’ fiendish trill oscillates wildly about slumped lounge beats that prove comfily louche beneath the tempestuous vocal cycle she kicks up over just short of four. Make no mistake: Save Me is a pop track in the same way that The Knife are masters of the genre’s darkest parts, and in tapping into some thoroughly trippy undertones The Count comes up with a bloody tormenting thing dripping from his fangs. Trepidation rarely sounded so tempting…

The Art Of Disappearing is anticipated March 4th via Cheap Thrills.

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