OUT: album 'Stay, Temporary Home' by Arthur Clees
Less is more – the motto applies to Luxembourg's most intriguing newcomer Arthur Clees, whose approach is minimalist, rich, hypnotic. Clees is a young prodigy drummer / percussionist / vocalist with a multitude of performances and sessions under his belt. The 21-year-old musician manages to inspire very different people with his tracks. No Wonder: There's both depth and a tremendous upward pull at the same time.
In his debut album, "Stay, Temporary Home" influences from techno to electronica to the avant-garde are paired with a distinctive feeling for melodies and a signature treatment of percussion. Soul and R&B songs often appear as sonically distant yet emotionally close mirages. In addition, slightly altered vocals, hearty yet reductionist beats and a detuned piano reminiscent of your favourite aunt's Sunday cookies come in – a mixture that an incredible number of people can agree on at the moment.