On May 4th the producer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ and record collector Gabriel Cyr AKA Teleseen releases 5th album The Emotional Life of Savages' via French imprint Goldmin Music.African rhythms, Latin heat and otherworldly electronics collide like neurons, processed through a New York state of mind. The pancontinental sounds are mirrored in his own life, which has oscillated back and forth between various countries.A jazz background combined with a love for house and techno are ingrained in the grooves. Also key is the samba, baile funk and MPB that inspired him while living in Rio de Janeiro, plus the sounds he reabsorbed on returning to NYC's club scene.This wide range of influences spanning the global underground coalesces into a rich, vital and coherent whole. Warm and soulful, but also evoking an intoxicating, heady atmosphere, the hypnotic and ultra-rhythmic tracks subtly shift and build to fever pitch, due primarily to deft polyrhythmic drums and percussion - both played and sequenced.Working on this record I finally found myself able to manifest a certain sound I'd been hearing in my head for years, combining the rhythmic intensity of afro-house and afro-Brazilian music with the more cosmic sounds of Detroit and deep house, explains Cyr on his musical vision.The gentle sundowner glow of Myrtle Avenue' with its textured synth waves and wandering Parrish-esque keys acts as a precursor to the potent nocturnal adventure to follow: Espelhos' captures a similar essence to Black Science Orchestra's classic Save Us (The Jam)', before the heat goes up and heads go down for the eastern-tinged, autotune-laden fire of Khalil'.The album then intensifies further still on the percussion-heavy, big bottomed cosmic throb of Jaguar', whilst Brazilian flavour meets tech house rush on Fundos', before the party reaches its feverish close on the wiggling batucada- meets-tribal-house of Temporada De Seca'.Born in the north eastern United States, as an adult Cyr has always been nomadic. He has sought to live and immerse himself in other cultures and absorb their sounds, but eventually always succumbs to the Big Apple's magnetic pull. Back home, a key inspirational catalyst for the album was the Brooklyn-based party Africainoir, where he's a resident DJ.Alongside cutting his teeth producing illbienthip hop and working as an engineer, he ran his own studio for period, before starting his own label Percepts, on which to release his dub techno style debut. He has since released on 100%% Silk, Boomarm Nation and Feel Up Records, and now The Emotional Life Of Savages' marks Teleseen's first album for Goldmin.