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New Carpainter: “Orange Wind”

Given his presence in the harder-edged world of Trekkie Trax and the current Tokyo electronic music scene, it’s easy to forget Carpainter shines when he’s moving swiftly. “Orange Wind,” his new single released via Secret Songs, breezes ahead, Carpainter using space as a tool to bring out the sensuality hiding in the corners. Which isn’t to say this is a slow jam by any measure — Carpainter rumbles forward on the UK-garage rhythm he’s long fancied, and “Orange Wind” can get pretty busy. But even at its most crowded, it’s full of airy synth lines and light vocal clips, the affect being more sweet than overwhelming. Listen above.