Pensees has always been a slightly enigmatic figure, but ask anyone involved heavily in the chillout scene and they will speak of him with an almost religious respect. Hailing from the old guard of future garage producers, he has been producing the genre for twice as long as I have even been aware of it's existence. His latest release "Slow Kisses" stays defiantly true to the "golden era" sound while still managing to sound completely fresh.
Clearly taking on inspiration from around the world, the intro chords are woven with the sound of Mongol throat singers. This is not an easy timbre to incorporate effectively into the way a future garage track is usually mixed, yet he has managed to pull it off flawlessly to give the piece an airy soundscape full of depth and emotion.
The vocal cuts in the drop are classic Pensees; they flow between each other seamlessly and dance between predictability and interest. The quality and depth found within the track allows these vocal cuts to be catchy without sounding "leant-on" and gimmicky. Similarly, the string section that follows after is a beautiful counter-melody to that played out by the bassline, helping to bring yet another dimension to what is truly an iconic track.