Berlin-based Canadian artist Nathan Micay continues his current hot streak with another long player on London record label LUCKYME. The Hudson Mohawke owned imprint has previously seen releases come from Baauer, Nosaj Thing, Lunice, and Jacques Greene, and they have been responsible for almost all of Nathan’s work this side of 2020. Alongside his offerings with LUCKYME, the Toronto-native also scored HBO’s ‘Industry’, and has dropped remixes on Hypercolour, Aus Music, and Domino.
His newest studio album arrived at the beginning of the month, in the form of the 11-track ‘To The God Named Dream’. The record brings an eclectic collection of drum and synth sounds, weaving its way through a carefully scouted maze of sluggish breakbeat rhythms and tightly shaped pluck melodies. There’s a visceral aspect to the overall sound that provides a hefty dose of emotive harmonies between the drums and the basslines, and rhythmically it provides an increasingly introspective energy, which builds throughout the project.
Where to start:
Fangs: Glistening synth cut with powerful breaks and chopped vocals
To The God Named Dream: Energetic swirl of polished synth work
Hexagon Of Death: Solid drum hits meet light, fluid melodies
Previous from Nathan Micay:
Blue Spring LP (2019, LUCKYME)
The World I’m Going To Hell For LP (2020, LUCKYME)
If you like this then check out:
Avalon Emerson – & the Charm LP (2023, Another Dove)
Earth Trax – The Sensual World LP (2022, Shall Not Fade)
Nathan Micay – To The God Named Dream LP is out now on LUCKYME.