Nautiluss: Ultraviolet/Bleu Monday (Hemlock)
Ultra-cool combo of two-step and pop on this odd 2-track EP on Hemlock. The title cut is a dreamy pop tune with vocals by Lord Skywave a.k.a. Simon Lord of Simian / The Black Ghosts. It has a bit of a swing to it with Lord’s vocals giving it an eerie soul, clocking in at a friendly house tempo despite its eccentricity otherwise. The B-side, “Bleu Monday,” is not a cover of New Order by any means, but rather an original track that has some tight rhythm tracks, a slight bit slower in tempo but with a jaunty post-dubsteppiness that’s lovable.
Note: the digital version is marked as “Blue Monday” instead, but the artwork still features the “Bleu” spelling.