Two of the finest electronic music producers to come out of Amsterdam bring another superb long player as Dutch pair Weval release their third career studio album ‘Remember’, this time they team up with Ninja Tune sub-label Technicolour for the release. The duo have previously put out a number of impressive EPs and LPs on esteemed German record label Kompakt, and partnering with Technicolour puts them amongst names like salute, Ewan McVicar, Octo Octa, and Barry Can’t
Swim. ‘Remember’ does everything you might expect from a Weval album, with their fluid style of warming percussion and smoothly filtered synth riffs, layered with aural textures and relaxed vocals, they fall into that same area of electronic music as the likes of Max Cooper and Moderat, though with a distinct flavour which perhaps only a Dutch artist could bring. There aren’t many peaks and valleys on this one, as the quality is kind of just constantly strong throughout, though some highlights include the drum work on ‘Losing Days’, the synth chords on ‘Don’t Lose Time’, and the deeply harmonising energy on ‘Changed For The Better’.
Where to start:
Losing Days: Glitching drum sounds and dreamy vocal work
Don’t Lose Time: Filtered synth chords meet organic drum hits
Changed For The Better: Uplifting harmonies between the bass & vocal
Previous from Weval:
Weval LP (2016, Kompakt)
The Weight LP (2019, Kompakt)
If you like this then check out:
Max Cooper – Unspoken Words LP (2022, Mesh)
Howling – Colure LP (2020, Counter Records)
Weval – Remember LP is out now on Technicolour.