Through the dense fog of dance music anonymity, past the airbrushed, manicured landscapes of image self-promotion, there sometimes breaks through a warm neon glow of an uncontained talent and personality. A genuine article. A real deal.
Montreal native, emo-techno/the new New Wave bard, Clarian, is that and then some. The occasion of Clarians appearance on Culprit is a creative shot in the arm for the LA-bases label - and a cause for celebration. His "Derail The Reptile Revolution" maxi-EP (2016), remixes and guest vocal contributions prior have all bore a mark of a unique artist on a thrilling musical ride.Clarian's new Culprit release, "Angel Eyez "finds the Kompakt, Turbo, MFR (among others) artist wading beautifully through the strains of summer-ready electronica uplift, murky psychedelic textures and Motor City percussive drive - often in the same song. Defying easy categorization, always bold and imbued with Clarian's offbeat whimsy, "Angel Eyez" is the dance music we love and the dance music we need.