Electronic producer and visual artist Asta Hiroki unites with the extraordinarily talented vocalist and lyricist- Lalin St. Juste (aka the voice and bandleader of the Bay Area electronic seven-piece The Seshen) in the second single taken from his debut album, the sublime track 'Left Behind'.
Having created a sparse arrangement with a theme of loss that was an intriguing downtempo fusion of piano ballad, IDM, sound design, and live orchestral string elements, there was only one person he wanted to collaborate with to help the track reach its full potential.
Counting himself a fan of The Seshen's explorations into Electronica, Pop, and Dance since their first album 'Flames and Figures' (Tru Thoughts), he reached out across international waters to Lalin who immediately got on board with the sonic vision and laid her intimate and achingly beautiful vocal arrangements down.
Drawing from her current personal experiences along the same theme, the resulting piece became a beautifully cathartic and naturally emotive process to create the moving composition, which ultimately laid the foundation for further work between them...
Between them these two artists have gained a huge range of support the last few years including the likes of Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Don Letts, Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music), KCRW, Radio X, Jazz FM, Bandcamp, The Arts Desk, Dummy Mag, EARMILK to mention a few.
And with them producing a must-listen track like this one it's very hard to imagine that list won't grow even further still.
Vocals: Lalin St. Juste
Piano, Synths, Drum Machine: Asta Hiroki
Cello: Bela Emerson