Last month Luciano‘s Cadenza label dropped Meteorology, an impressive third full-length record from Frivolous, the guise of Daniel Gardner. I’ve had this record on repeat for about a month now, it’s one of the grooviest tech-house albums I’ve heard to date. Originally from Vancouver, Gardner was among the many EDM artists and enthusiasts to relocate to Berlin, and while the influence of techno is prominent in his sound, Meteorology draws from a host of different genre including classical, swing and experimental music, all combined with Gardner’s mellow vocals.
Whether or not tech-house is your bag, I can’t recommend Meteorology highly enough; some phenomenal musicianship, unique ideas and great vibes, it’ll be among my records of the year in 8 months time. Following a busy run of shows on both sides of the Atlantic, we caught up with Frivolous to discuss his album, Cadenza and remote islands in the Pacific: