Review: Raphael Fragil's Fragil Musique is back to kick off 2018 with some of its marvellous synth escapades, and this time we have newcomer Design Default joining the catalogue. Dawn Chorus, which is this guy's debut release, should have a genre of its own, as we've rarely heard music of as far out and as diverse under one album. Through a subtle blend of organic harmonies and placid jingles, the producer creates a world of his own, blurred and juxtaposed with rougher shards of pseudo techno. In fact, Dawn Chorus feels like one long segment, an extended recording session with one recurring idea at the forefront. That is, the looser spaces at the boundaries of dance music, suspended in the ether like no other electronic music we've heard in a while, and are likely to hear for the rest of 2018. The year bodes well for both Design Default and Fragil!