I’ve always felt ‘Futile Devices‘ was one of Sufjan Steven’s most beautiful records, falling somewhere between the final flakes of winter and spring’s first rays. Full on emosh overload every time the first two bars of piano hit the back of the neck hairs and Steven’s woodland whisper creeps in.
Now, Michigan’s Shigeto is one of those producers that’s risen well out of the overflowing international beat scene, gaining respect as an electronic musician in all the right publications over the last year. His recent Aaliyah remix was superb at honing groove, but take a listen to his edit of the more dainty ‘Futile Devices’ – the harmony between sub bass expulsions escorted into upright bass, handled with the care such a delicate piece of audio needs. It’s more Sunday morn that Saturday night, but when the party’s over later and you’re at the bottom of the bottle, pop this one on.
Shigeto’s mini-LP Lineage is out now on Ghostly.