Mittland och Leo is a duo consisting of Antwerpian artists, Joke Leonare and Milan Warmoeskerken. They gained quick underground succes thanks to some lauded live performances in their hometown and their debut 7” on the Ultra Eczema imprint. Mittland och Leo bring psychedelic organpop and atonal synth weirdness as sensualizing cherries on top of a minimal beat cake.
'Optimists’ is Mittland och Leo’s first long player after those 45 swings on Ultra Eczema. These hi-hat tropics will blow those future autumn leaves straight out of your head, although bass lines in this LP bump ever so gently towards the softer edge of the dance floor. The bittersweet synth lines switching between Atomium-era exotica and the memory of a perfect summer lone gone by, will tickle your brain where it hurts so good.