10 Jul 2012 — Henning Lahmann
Young Parisian Sebastien Forrester aka Holy Strays
was one of our favorite discoveries in 2010, but since his stellar debut cassette on Not Not Fun
, he's been relatively quiet apart from a couple of smaller releases last year, including a seven inch on the same label
, a digital split single on Beko DSL
, and an appearance on Hands In The Dark
's excellent joint stocktaking of the contemporary French experimental/psych scene, Travel Expop Series #1
However, it seems as if he's just about to finally return in full bloom, not only heavily working on his proper debut full-length but also hitting the interwebs today with a track that is easily his best and most exciting work to date, the B-side of his upcoming 7 inch release Christabell
. Simply dubbed "Christabell B" (though there appears to be an unofficial title, "Two Twins"), the piece is a five-minute killer that compellingly blends intricately constructed, footwork-indebted rhythms with eerie vocal samples and Forrester's signature style of organ and synth-driven psychedelia. Thoroughly addictive, absolutely marvelous.
is out August 13 via Morning Ritual
. Pre-order the 7 inch now over here
. Edition of 500 on transparent vinyl.