General Elektriks Good City For Dreamers

General Elektriks Good City For Dreamers
If the imagined joy of the multi-instrumentalist producer rests in the freedom to craft a record around their wildest influences and inclinations, then French sound curator Hervé Salters makes quite an effort to live that freedom with his sophomore General Elektriks release, Good City For Dreams. Repeated listens are definitely required to find a common thread, as a restless Salters makes his home in the electronically-charged, heel-stomping rock environs of cuts like "Helicopter" one minute and the slick groove of retrospective blue-eyed soul pop in "Little Lady" the next. Twisting his layered, unpolished falsetto to suit each track's divergent flavour, the quirky producer sums up a love of keys that runs right through the disc, with the club-focused synth attack of "David Lynch Moment," while exploratory instrumentals like string-swept head nodder "La Nuit Des Ephémères" give a sense of the full range of a man boasting an impressive excess of pop creativity. (Quannum)