Perel "Hermetica (DFA)"
Sometimes all it takes to set your future life in motion is one super sick Eurythmics cassette. Case in point is the solo debut from Annegret Fiedler aka Perel. At the tender age of 8 Annegret starting composing songs at her grandmother’s piano, all the while listening to that storied Eurythmics cassette. The results these many years later are not totally unlike that cassette, with chilly synth production and Annegret’s otherworldly, German vocals. But that’s not all it is. It’s also heavily influenced by Annegret’s move to Berlin, as is evidenced by the Cluster-y starkness of Hermetica (DFA). Check out the Krautrock-esque angles of “Alles.”