Trip-hop is certainly not the most fashionable of genres, but Ferguson and Malidah of the duo Liamere find ways to make it sound fresh. They appeared on the Slovene alternative scene just this autumn, but with “Liamere” they released one of the undoubtedly best debut albums in the country this year, and it seems like they are here to stay.
Ferguson is the producer of the dark, often even Burial-like song textures, while Malidah takes care of the heartfelt lyrics and the singing. It still sounds like Portishead at times, but I only mean that in a good way. “This is not a love affair,” they sing on album highlight Dust, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself falling hard and fast for the sound of this elusive duo anyway. (Jernej Trebežnik)