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New Metome: “Passage”

Metome’s “Sathima” caught me off guard in how sad it sounded. Part further deconstruction of his style but also featuring more flourishes of his past work than other recent releases, “Sathima” bobbed along, but also struck me as wistful, looking back on something and coming off as a bit lonely (blame the vocal sample). “Passage” hits similar buttons, though maybe “Sathima” is still too close behind to allow this one to stand out completely on its own. “Passage” explores similar stripped-down territory, featuring a slight shuffling beat and dollops of vocal slices, with a piano line adding a melancholy to the proceedings. As is often the case, this is music that still sets out to move bodies…but you can dance and feel ennui at the same time. Listen above.