Ladies and gentlemen, the year's most Balearic record has arrived! A sure-fire end of year chart topper for the Birkenstock-wearing, bearded warriors of this world (intended lovingly) the new Antoine Kogut LP is everything it needs to be without being like anything else that's doing the rounds currently. It's closest relative is Tornado Wallace's fabulous 'Today,' albeit with a more languid and sexy swagger.
The attention of everyone was duly grabbed at the outset of the summer, with the title track's CGI video, featuring a lonely robot accepting the inevitable. It was odd, affecting, off-kilter and beautiful, like all the best Balearia (if that's not a word, it is now) and sounded like Max Berlin, wistful and ruminating on something unseeable on the horizon. A supreme and lightly melancholic work, and a perfectly timed release as the summer slips away.
Antoine Kogut - Sphere Of Existence is OUT NOW