The Crave Festival is back for the latest instalment of its electronic extravaganza held across The Hague.
Last month saw Parisian audio plugs PERMALNK drop French producer Basile3’s Malaise En Apparence, a four track variation on a single, ominous musical theme. The release is billed as a meditation on “meaningless metropolitan everyday life”, a premise which will likely resonate with those of you not living the rich and fulfilling existence of a music writer. Standout ‘En Marche’, track two on the release, is an uneasy but absorbing listen, an anxiety-ridden stomper as suited to an embittered trudge up an office staircase as it is to soundtracking the descent of a futuristic overlord’s battleship armada on some helpless planet. There’s melodrama to the mundane.