Rone, a.k.a. Paris-based producer Erwan Castex, specializes in a subtly beat-driven, minimal ambience that sounds like it was meant for the liminal parts of the day between waking and sleeping (or when one is supposed to be sleeping but might be, say, coming down from a more actively electronic show). "Elle" comes off his forthcoming LP, Creatures, due Feb. 9 via Infine Music.
The track features The National's Bryce Dessner, who met Castex through a friend at a show in Brooklyn and then invited the producer to contribute to their 2013 masterwork Trouble Will Find Me. Throughout the dreamy track that clicks and squeaks like a ghostly, celestial dolphin, Dessner's contributions swim to the surface in burnished closing horns and gentle guitar licks.