CMU Approved

Approved: Cuushe

By | Published on Tuesday 26 June 2012


Having released her debut album, ‘Red Rocket Telepathy’, in 2009, Japanese dream-pop producer Cuushe returns next month with a new EP, ‘Girl You Know That I Am Here But The Dream’. Featuring three new tracks, it also comes packaged with a bank of remixes, including contributions from Julia Holter, Teen Daze, Blackbird Blackbird and Kixnare.

Split across three discs (or groups of MP3s), the EP kicks of with ‘Do You Know The Way To Sleep’, which begins with stabs of piano chased by ice-like synths, and gradually forms into a rich, swirling soundscape. ‘I Dreamt About Silence’, meanwhile, fits in more with the wave of Vangelis influenced producers who have emerged in the last couple of years, though with a more fragile sound. And ‘9125days Of Sleep Waves’ sounds like a slick 80s pop track gradually floating apart.

The eight remixes take Cuushe’s sound is very different directions, the likes of Kixnare choosing to up the bass and make it more forceful, while Julia Holter and Motion Sickness Of Time Travel break tracks apart to create collages of sound rather than reworking them as songs, as such.

‘Girl You Know That I Am Here But The Dream’ is due for release through Flau on 16 Jul. Listen to ‘I Dreamt About Silence’ here: