Love Letters enters the Allergy Season fold for his debut EP on the label, Projecting. The EP presents Love Letters doing the work he knows best: taking us for a ride. This trip begins by throwing us into the saddle at full trot on “With Stallions,” a galloping, panoramic piano banger with a booty. That distinct Love Letters vibe rings clear in the track’s flirty functionality, featuring slinky hats and cheeky claps designed to move the body, clip-clopping atop a tickle of acid and euphoric synths. The EP continues to juice us out with the simultaneously crunchy yet deeply moisturizing “Vazeline,” and the persistently rejuvenating “Villa V” (wherever that is…), where we are greeted at the veranda with a swinging, hyaluronic acid groove, billowing over in lush synth glissandos and hazy, diaphanous pads that disperse to reveal sprawling vistas beyond the eucalyptus steam. The final track “Tantalize” winds down our journey in a thoughtful wash of gorgeous dub, nourishing us yet leaving us wanting more.
Born in the bucolic mountains of Vermont and based in New York City, Love Letters (aka Maxime Robillard) is a producer, DJ, sound artist, and vibe curator extraordinaire, running the experimental ambient event series Hypnotic Spa (co-curated with dj s) and releasing music on labels like Mister Saturday Night and The Bunker NY. Most recently he contributed to Car Culture’s Dead Rock LP on Allergy Season sub-label Lighthead Records. Love Letters truly is a multifaceted mood chauffeur, reaching wide across energies in his pursuit of sounds for all occasions that mobilize bodies and activate minds.
released September 1, 2021
All tracks written & produced by Maxime Robillard
Mastered by Kevin @ Valence Studios
Artwork by Reza Hasni