When Velour Modular (AKA Annabelle Guilhem) first emerged with 2013’s Capsule EP, she channelled Kuedo’s melodic synth motifs, summoned the bubbling electronica of Seekae, the spacious, hallucinatory elements of Clams Casino, and the shuffling percussion of Phon.o. The Capsule EP shone a light on her ambitious, exploratory sides, as well as her skills for successfully realising what was a deeply conceptual record. Where Capsule looked to childhood, new tracks recorded with acclaimed producer Phon.o bring us into her present world.
In cuts from these sessions, notions of attraction and desire are explored, in particular the idea of the contrasting states of rejection or embracement. Guilhem draws inspiration from both the vulnerability and beauty that each state commands. In the first of the new material to emerge, Struck begs the listener to be real and accept that, in life as in love, it can sometimes be hard to know anything – so we ask questions and find someone to answer. Desire is the first inflection we all have. It can be physical, emotional or intellectual but it is uncontrollable. It is projection and pure fantasy but everyone builds on it. The fascination with this consumes Guilhem and inspires this, and other tracks to come..
STREAM NEW TRACK 'STRUCK' BELOW:
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/179762201" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]