We are ecstatic to present our 12th installation of the Fuzz Artist Series; a recurring, collaborative project highlighting exceptional coffees and unique creatives.
This iteration we’re pleased to team up with Hibou, the indie dream-pop solo project from Paris based Peter Michel. His latest release ‘Arc’ delivers 5 strong numbers of ethereal pop bliss. Self-engineered, self-produced, and solely performed by Michel save the drums provided by Jase Ihler; the project is a labor of love.
Within seconds the opener “Night Fell” immerses listeners into a sonic palette of comforting textures and pulsing rhythm that consistently carries throughout the record. The drums pulse and push without being overpowering. Michel’s vocals function as a wonderful texture that blends beautifully with the instruments while still providing clarity in key moments to allow the songs to shine melodically. Standout track “Upon The Clouds You Weep”, features a thunderous drum performance from Ihler supporting a wall of lush distortion and glittery vocals from Michel. ‘Already Forgotten’ closes out the record in synth driven, heartfelt melancholy. The lyric is a beautifully written and leaves one with a cathartic resolve. Michel notably sings: “I should've known, forever won't take too long. Tomorrow's almost gone. Already forgotten”.
For the coffee we felt something fruit forward was suitable to match the sonic palette of the project. This ridiculously sweet natural process Guatemala is packed with luscious fruits and a rich mouthfeel. Heat the kettle, cue the wax, and sip 'n' listen with us.
Guatemala Blue Ayarza
Region: Santa Rosa
Tasting Notes - Blackberry, Red Currant, Chocolate
Whole Bean Coffee