Small-scale festivals usually focus on proportionate lineups, trying to offer a homogeneic musical journey, but Waking Life’s approach felt different, scattering 70+ acts across three dance floors. The overall Waking Life experience was one of constant discovery and wonder.
From Low Jack’s massive new LP on the ever-vanguard Modern Love to DJ Slyngshot’s debut effort out of the Yappin circle for the newborn Place No Blame, onto Suzanne Kraft’s summer-flavored ‘DJ Safety Track’ for Stuttgart’s finest Kitjen, there’s been full flocks of nuggets flying aplenty. Here’s our recap.
Finally landing on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs with his eagerly-awaited debut album ‘Irrbloss’, Berg delivers a compelling eight-track loitering through chiaroscuro sceneries, melding halftone percussions and forward-moving grooves drowned in dubby ripples amidst an ultra-sleek sound design. We caught up with Alex to find out more behind ‘Irrbloss’ and what he’s got lined up next.