In the next installment in the lead up to Essex producer Joshua Harvey’s upcoming Hervé release Art of Disappearing, out on his own Cheap Thrills label on March 4, aqnb favourite, Maria Minerva (aka Maria Jurr) lends her distinct vocals to ‘Gold’. This time, the Estonian producer doesn’t shy away from letting the meloncholy romanice of her vocals bleed through as Harvey’s downbeat motion privileges a voice that by no fault of her own, is really underrated.
This second album by Hervé follows last year’s debut Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down and already features vocals by the likes of Austra’s Katie Stelmanis and Niki and the Dove. Jurr, on the other hand, will be adding to her slew of releases since making a mark not more than two years on the LA-based Not Not Fun. She has another EP, BLESS, coming out on sister label 100% Silk and performs at London’s Shacklewell Arms tonight, February 6 nearly a year since her first live UK performance at the same venue and moving to the US shortly thereafter. **
Header image by: Marek Chorzepa.