The Art of Disappearing
Label: Cheap Thrills
Once known for bumptious, jacking house music, Hervé takes a sharp left turn on The Art of Disappearing, slowing the beats to a woozy crawl and piling on layer after layer of synths, organs and reverb. (If this is a missing-persons report, M83's studio might be a good place to start the search.) Austra, Maria Minerva and Niki & The Dove guest on three of the album's strongest cuts, bringing extra drama to these cinematic atmospheres, but the melancholic instrumentals, suggesting chopped-and-screwed Cocteau Twins, are plenty gripping all on their own.