Experimental artist Alex Hungtai has released music under monikers such as the popular Dirty Beaches and Last Lizard, but now has returned with a new one: Love Theme. A trio that compromises Hungtai, Austin Milne, and Simon Frank, Love Theme has released their first music together with the mesmerizingly quirky ‘Desert Exile’. Edited remotely from their homes in London, LA, and Taipei respectively, they came into being following improv sessions with twin saxophones, synth, percussion, drum machine and vocals. The LP is said to follow “a travel narrative moving across a series of landscapes, reflecting the innate experiences of the expressions and voices that were first collected in South London back in February 2015.”

What’s the theme to this album you might ask? Well answer Love Theme did. “It’s the melancholic throb of love learnt and love lost, a descent that tumbles and slips through the overall feeling of looking back.” You can get your hands on Love Theme’s self titled debut album on June 23rd via Alter.

Sarah Medeiros