Music of this exception only occurs on occasion. Jozef K’s sublimely spacious production Ichika opens out all possibilities via the shimmer of spine-tingling electronics that chime in unison with melody and the introspection of soul. It’s not that often a piece of music stands out on its own but this combination of cascading keys alongside tight beats and punctuating percussion does so perfectly. Play, also contrasts notably via tougher drums, plus a heady whir of bass, amid suggestive voices all rolled into one.
Release: February 5