Graham Reid | | <1 min read
Well, you don't come to Elsewhere for Beyonce and J-Lo, do you?
So here's something closer to our mandate: a series of remixes of tracks from the Indonesian-born, New York-based electronica experimentalist Melati Malay's debut album of last year, hipernatural.
She was part of the Asa Tone trio but her debut album (all in Indonesian) launched her as a solo artist. She's collaborated with Tricky and others, and was confident enough to allow these remixes by Seoul's Salamanda, Asa Tone's Tristan Arp and Kaazi, and Kasimyn who recently collaborated with Bjork.
So mostly people we've never heard of.
But with spare beats, a mood somewhere between the chill-out zone and the Boiler Room, and the mystery of the unfamiliar language (unless you happen to be Indonesian), this collection of half a dozen remixes (you can hear the original album here) has been taking up eartime on lazy days and Sunday afternoons.
It can exist equally well in the background or as something to zoom in on.
And no, it isn't even in the same zone as Beyonce or J-Lo.
But you knew that, because you came here, right?
You can hear and buy this album at bandcamp here