Borealis has been absolutely storming is lately. I’ve long been a fan of Jesse Somfay’s work, and he’s just grown and grown. To say he is now producing some of the best, most innovative electronica around is an understatement. His releases on Origami Sound so far have been quality and his upcoming album ‘Voidness’ is sounding just as good.
Not only does Jesse knock-out the remixes at a rapid rate, he knocks them out of the park and his recent rework of my favourite Massive Attack track is a perfect example. The distinct blend of two completely different moods mash perfectly. Elizabeth Fraser (of Cocteau Twins fame no less) is thrown into a cacophony of sound – a dark assault on her angelic voice seems to tear up the dream we have all come to love. But by the time the smile on your face has began to drop, you’ve just witnessed the beauty tame the beast.