With Observatory, the French duo comprised of Lucas Mokrani and Claire Lengaigne have well and truly earned their place on your house party list.
Their captivating vocals teamed with swirling melodies have you swaying around the room until the beat drops and a whole other feeling is evoked. Saavan combines chill electronic melodies with a strong backbeat to create the perfect soundtrack for your summer mix. The five-track EP has everything you want in it and more.
‘Young Minds’ is a perfect brooding electronica track reminding me of classic alt-J tunes amongst the pair’s heavy instrumental layering. Every sound from church bells, slide guitar to rustling leaves appear on the track as it transports you around and around.
The contrasting vocals between the ethereal Lengaigne to Mokrani’s deep voice come together beautifully and makes for mesmerising listening across the EP.
Observatory follows from Saavan’s first release Slow and once you start listening, you’ll only want more from the duo.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the French natives have in store the coming year because if it follows the same trend as their past two EPs, it’ll be fantastic.
Reviewed by Kim Price