Sasha Explores the Ambience Between Waking and Sleeping On ‘Pontiac’
Off of his forthcoming LP, 'Scene Delete'
On April 1, U.K. club icon Sasha will release his new studio LP via Late Night Tales, the London label perhaps best-known for its crepuscular mix series, curated by the likes of elegantly avant composer Nils Frahm and dubstep deconstructionist Jon Hopkins. The former and the latter’s LateNightTales, in fact, inspired Sasha’s Scene Delete, the yin to his usually hard-driving house and techno’s yang: After working on a few minimal-inspired tracks with collaborators — including Radiohead godhead Nigel Godrich — years ago, Sasha (a.k.a. Alexander Coe) decided to make an album of original downtempo odysseys, rather than a compilation.
Crackling with Amnesiac-era glitch, album cut “Pontiac” glows with horn-like bleats and ghostly vocal samples, a night-lit journey into EDM’s equivalent of R.E.M. sleep. Though not intended to induce slumber, it’s an understated taste of a fitting follow-up to last year’s crop of somnambulant albums, including Max Richter’s eight-hour opus Sleep. Listen and find the album artwork below, and pre-order Scene Delete here.