Desert – Saps prou bé (single) (Minty Fresh/ Buenritmo Records)
Desert are an exciting, new electronic, dream-pop duo from Barcelona, Spain comprised of Cristina Checa (voice) and Eloi Caballé (production).
A few months ago Desert issued the single Camins/Desert (Minty Fresh), which garnered loads of attention from bloggers and remix artists alike and even lead to appearances at SxSW and electronic music festival Sónar in Barcelona, which they will be attending this June.
The duo are now about to release an EP Envalira – the name is a combination the Catalan verbs “embadalir” (to spellbind) and “delirar” (to be delirious). In anticipation of the EP’s release, the track Saps Prou Be has just surfaced.
Saps Prou Be, a Catalan phrase meaning “you know well enough”, is a stunning and sprawling tune that evokes the dreamy, otherworldly elements of Cocteau Twins blended with modern electronic elements.
Immaculately produced with layers of synths, the cut-up vocals that are interspersed throughout the track add an extra touch of class. This thing is also incredibly melodic; after just one listen you’ll have the vocal melodies bouncing around in your brain long after.
Sublime stuff and hopefully but a taste of great things to come.
The Envalira EP will be released digitally and as a limited edition (500 copies) 12″ on 16 June, 2014 (17 June, 2014 in the U.S.).