Remember what an Amsterdam traffic light sounds like?
Belgium producer ssaliva is a sonic waveform that crashes over the genre of house music, revealing raw, dripping exhilaration. Think of a water-damaged Durutti Column record, or a post-punk band from the abyss. Malibu is a musician whose research and sound work are focused on fantasized story telling. With a quiet, gauzy intensity that finds emotional power in angel choirs, rushing winds, and Auto-tuned vertigo, Malibu’s productions bask in an otherworldly sincerity that sidesteps nostalgic irony, while also sneaking towards the borders of a mainstream teen pop, video games soundtracks, cinematic cellos, and experimental ambient.