Track: Feiertag – ‘Saccharine 374’: cool sunset nujazz preludes a full album in late May

Joris Feiertag

THOSE good people over at Berlin’s Sonar Kollektiv imprint, the label founded by Jazzanova in ’97, have announced themselves coloured excited by the debut album of Dutch drummer and producer Joris Feiertag, who’s released a clutch of singles – strickly surname only – since 2015.

He’s developed something of a rep for warm electronica, which would seem to chime very much with the Jazzanova ethos; a taste for syncopation, ditto, incorporating instrumentation such as the harp and the kalimba; and live, utilising that percussive background by bringing a full kit out on the road to play.

“We’ve been eagerly waiting for this,” say the gents over at the label about Time To Recover, that full-lengther, which will be with us come May 28th.

A first taster came in last month’s “Yearn”, employing the joint vocal talents of London’s Oli Hannaford and The Netherlands’ Tessa Rose Jackson to fashion an intelligent boy-girl electronic pop song, popping with polyrhythm and sophistication.

Now Joris has dropped another deluxe teaser in “Saccharine 374”, which you can hear below; an instrumental this time, but no less bright and summer breezy, swingin’ freely with affirmative vocal interjection, a cool-jazz groove, that just sounds like the first hour of sundown among very nice people. Seems Joris has used lockdown wisely.

Feiertag’s Time To Recover will be released digitally and limited double dark green splatter vinyl on May 28th, and is available to pre-order right now over at the label’s Bandcamp page.

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