Academie is a wife and husband duo from Johannesburg. Multi-instrumentalists Jean-Louise (Dear Reader, Fulka) and Alex (ISO, FutureKings) are both established musicians in the South African music scene. Academie represents the synthesis of two evolved artistic sensibilities. The music is laced with the whispered melancholy of a deferred nostalgia. If feels ephemeral, crystalline as it dissolves and reconstitutes itself in a cyclical aesthetic of the impermanent. Jean-Louise’s eerie vocals are subtly blended with her own viola loops and electric guitar against a disquieting rhythmic backdrop of drum pads and warm synthesizers played by Alex. Gerhard Geyser joins them for live performances on saxophone and keyboard. Their debut EP, ‘Volumes’ is out May 20th 2016 on all major music platforms.