In a new interview, Will Saul has revealed more details about his CLOSE project and forthcoming album.
The AUS and Simple label boss told the Fabric blog about what kind of sound he wants to achieve with CLOSE: "The feeling that I was aiming at capturing throughout the writing of the album was 'future soul'. I love the futuristic feeling of early Detroit techno - not just the fact that the music was all made on machines but the melancholic/introspective chord progressions combined with the machine driven funk created a quite a special end result and for me is the reason why this strain of dance music still retains its appeal.
"I wanted to capture this on the instrumental side of the productions but I also wanted to bring real human soul to the table with some songs and vocals."
Anticipation for CLOSE has been running at a high since Saul launched a website featuring three sound clips. It's looking likely that he'll deliver the same kind of deep, emotionally charged 4/4 that he usually plays in his DJ sets.
Check out a track from CLOSE below and see Saul perform the project live at Fabric in London this Saturday.