Your Ear Knows Future is the second album by Brighton's Baikonour, aka Jean- Emmanuel Krieger. Three years on from For The Lonely Hearts Of The Cosmos, his acclaimed debut, Baikonour has delivered another burst of smart, proggy poptronica, bursting with Gallic charm and myriad, fully realised ideas. Krieger was born in Versailles, France, the city that has also spawned Air and Phoenix. But it's Brighton that he calls home and where the album was recorded, with Jean-Emmanuel playing all the instruments on the record bar the drums. Fujiya & Miyagi's Lee Adams fills in there. Your Ear Knows Future finds Baikonour making confident strides as an artist, turning in a collection of tracks that fuse electronica with motorik Krautrock and the dynamics of MBV and The Cocteau Twins. Never straying from Krieger's modus operandi: to mix electronic and traditional instruments and produce music with timeless quality. In describing individual tracks, Krieger cites Amon Duul 2, Popol Vuh, Harold Budd, Eno Harmonia, Neu! Vangelis, Magma and Melody Nelson-era Gainsbourg as inspirations.