Published Feb 12, 2010TRACK OF THE DAY: Touted as a group that those already attuned to the likes of Little Dragon and Lykke Li will immediately gravitate towards, and boasting heavyweight endorsements from the likes of Pharrell Williams and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Danish experimental duo Quadron come with built-in high expectations if you've never heard their music. But press play and all those well-meaning endorsements become largely irrelevant because the group, made up of vocalist CoCo and producer Robin Hannibal, let their instantly comforting and beguiling music speak for itself.
Hannibal's work with Quadron further positions him as one of the most intriguing producers coming out of Europe, fusing progressive soul and electronic sounds. He was one of the driving forces behind the criminally overlooked Owusu and Hannibal release, Living With..., on Ubiquity back in 2006 (the duo are apparently working on new material), and a more recent project by DJ/producer collective Boom Clap Bachelors.
"Average Fruit," the Quadron song that's being floated ahead of the March 23 release of their self-titled album, rides a sumptuous bassline, with CoCo's aspirational, soft-layered vocals and generous string arrangements revealing Hannibal's affinity for the revered Charles Stepney's Chess Records-era compositions.
Download Quadron's "Average Fruit" here.