Following last week’s double-up of new material from the dreamy dance prince, Fever Trails‘ latest full body of work is here, as promised, in the form of a compact 3-track EP, titled Wax Bridge. Released via Quit Safari this morning, it’s already on heavy rotation in the Platform-sphere. While short, it lacks nothing in terms of richness and danceability, and could perhaps be Trails’ most refined-sounding outing into the public’s ears. A definite highlight is the jumpy, shoulder-haunting bass and synth syncopation at around the halfway mark of track three, ‘Stop That Too Juicy’, that could elicit memories from high school piano lessons of learning Scott Joplin’s ‘The Entertainer’ way too fast.
This EP continues a very strong string of musical and visual releases for Quit Safari this year, which sees the podcast-turned-label solidifying it’s public perception as a dependable hotbed of interesting, accomplished and accessible-yet-dark dance music.
Platform’s Zia Haffejee spent some time with the multi-instrumentalist and technophile a little while back that has informed a full feature coming out later today, but in the mean time, immerse yourself in the gorgeousness of the latest from the Bateleur frontman-turned-soloist:
Composed entirely by Fever Trails (Nicolaas Van Reenen)
1. Draw Me
2. Plus Plus
3. Stop That Too Juicy
EP artwork by Cute Couple‘s Mark Reichardt and mastering by Fin Mastering.
If you’re in Joburg during the first weekend of October, Fever Trails will be playing this and the rest of his fantastic repertoire live at Churn 2016. Wax Bridge is available now via Bandcamp and Soundcloud and will be available on all the usual digital distributors month-end.