Thursday, April 28, 2011

Preview Chad Valley's "Fast Challenges"

Chad Valley, better known as Hugo Manuel from the U.K.-based quintet Jonquil, has offered up a preview of this tasty track "Fast Challenges." It is included on his forthcoming EP Equitorial Ultravox, which drops on June 20 via experimental pop imprint Cascine. On the track, Valley strikes a clever balance between 80's reverence and present day experimentation that helps him dodge the growing synth-pop pastiche. Melding thick Human League sounding synth with Jim James-esque reverby yowls, the curiously titled track is a palatable slow burn that leaves something for a second listen.

Chad Valley - Equatorial Ultravox - 05 Fast Challenges by CASCINE

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