If Blessing Force being the space-indie commune of choice these days, Hugo Manuel is its star commander. With Jonquil somehow ending up as his sideline, Manuel's solo side sets the controls for the heart of the solar system. Some may pin this to the sound of early 2010 chillwave but it's far more than that, the beachfront haze playfulness is a mere starting point for waves of subtle synth, mysterious vocal echo and insistent digital percussion including bits of steel drums before in pops Rose Dagul off Rhosyn as a counterpoint. Call it hipster electro if you really feel like it, but there's a heart beating under the machine's carapace.
Now That I'm Real (How Does It Feel) ft. Rose Dagul by chadvalley