Remember when Sufjan Stevens was going to make an album for every US state? What did he get, like, two done? What a flake.
BLBX, a loose collective of electronic musicians centred around Leeds, have taken on a similar but much more achievable project. They have each written a track inspired by a particular city, with the results released on a series of split singles.
The forthcoming second instalment features ‘Yogyakarta’, a beautiful track by Jermainesoul based on the Indonesian city. It’s a delightful mix of watery, globular synths and deconstructed hip-hop percussion that sits somewhere between Shigeto and Oddisee.
‘Yogyakarta’ is taken from BLBX’s Cities (Episode 2), out 25 September. You can also stream the first instalment here.