Lindsey French has been making as Negative Gemini for some time now. The Brooklyn-via-Richmond artist, who’s Forget Your Future rose to acclaim this past year, has spent years spinning loose, icy lines over hi-hats, breakbeats, and, increasingly, hardware techno. “Nu Hope,” the latest from her forthcoming full-length Body Work, swaps French’s breathy, reverb-drenched vocals for a new take on the analog sounds of Detroit, with soft techno vibes akin Umfang’s Riffs or even genre classics like Drexciya’s “Wavejumper” or earlier Aux 88, now felt in full force. It’s an interesting production pivot, one from synthy dream pop to straight-up analog revival, and it’ll be interesting to see how vocals contribute to the album as a whole, especially following earlier singles that embrace a more-refined hybrid of the sounds.
Check out “Nu Hope” below and preorder Body Work here.