Listening to “Tie,” one can’t help but recognize a requiem for a world unknown. After releasing three records on Japanese label flau and touring with Julianna Barwick and Grouper in support of her 2013 album Butterfly Case, Tokyo-based artist Cuushe is releasing her new EP on Brooklyn-based label Cascine.
The first single, Night Lines, is a mesmerizing, atmospheric dialogue between vocals and instrumentals. The song is driven by a synthy bassline, which Cuushe’s vocals follow with breathy longing. The track constantly shifts without losing momentum, all the while creating an atmosphere straight from Cuushe’s imagination.