Drawing on an inherently nocturnal beat pattern, the newly formed duo of Mohamed Tarek from Egypt and Linn Östlund from Sweden pull from influences like Ms. John Soda, Lali Puna and Styrofoam to channel early-aughts melancholy IDM. “5AM” moves into some pretty dark territory, focusing on the separation from someone dysfunction. “Not even your demons / can stand you” is a particularly acerbic line. “5AM” is a perfect anthem for that moment when the clock strikes 5 AM and you realize that any sleep is a long gone possibility. 

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