R. Missing and J-Walk will release a new single called «Top Star de France». Lines like, «There are parts of Le Cannet where you can walk on the face of Top Star de France» isolation from the telescope, boredom, and slight disappointment under a 1960s retro screen. The music paints a picture of Jean Seberg out for a walk on a blue Wednesday somewhere. Maybe France, maybe somewhere farther away, it doesn’t matter there. A Serge Gainsbourg b-side plays as she ignores dépanneur number three. This track could feel like this at 21%.
Since his 2017 debut EP «Unsummering» released on the Bordeaux-based label Talitres (Motorama, The National, Emily Jane White), R. Missing has featured numerous singles and EPs, including remixes and collaborations with international artists such as Croatian Amor, GusGus, Sally Shapiro, El Campo and La KVB.
J-Walk (Martin «Brew» Fisher) is a Manchester institution known for the classic album «A Night On The Rocks.» Fisher’s tracks traditionally feature cinematic atmospheres and lo-fi vibes with a 1960s psychedelic edge. British New Wave elements also appear frequently.
It must be stressed that the level of production of these guys is intense but, on the other hand, the care of the sounds they release is up to those who do things because they want to and with the time they really need. That’s why it’s about productions that when you approach carefully you get trapped by the halo that it gives off: rare, singular and, here comes the best, powerful, magnetic and danceable. Beats that mark but without burdening us, an oldschool touch (authentic), somewhat eccentric synthesizers and a rather cheerful and festive general tone, are some of the adjectives that we can pull out of our sleeves if we want to describe this innovative proposal.
R. Missing and J-Walk seek novelty without losing nostalgia, which plays with the genre but without falling into predictable tricks, nor the arrogance of those who cling to a genre or mannerism to show they have personality. Paradoxically, to achieve simplicity and lucidity, experience and the ability to free oneself from the limitation of conditioning are required, and this «No Landing Year» is a healthy example of this.