Aesop has been making a name for itself as a fantastic nurturer and promoter of early talent for over three years now. From opening the world’s eyes to the unique brilliance of SOHN to releasing TĀLĀ’s early work, the London indie provides a home for artists destined for bigger hitting labels; the former now with 4AD, Columbia signing the latter.
The latest to join Aesop’s ranks is Jens Kuross. The Idaho born, LA-based artist had a small handful of demos online last year, which have since disappeared, being reworded to form a more substantial release EP in the near future.
What Kuross presents is a slow-burning, analogue and entirely captivating debut born out of whirring, atmospheric synths and a heart-beating, walking kick-drum. “Steadier” swells and grows organically led by his intriguing, increasingly emotional tones.
If this first outing is anything to go by, Aesop have struck gold again. There should be nothing steady about Jens Kuross' rise out of obscurity.