French house pioneers Cassius—comprising the late Philippe Zdar and Hubert Blanc-Francard—have released their fifth and final album, Dreems. The LP arrived just a day after Zdar’s tragic passing last Thursday.
In a press statement, Blanc-Francard said that Dreems was released on Fête de la Musique (also known as Music Day), an annual music celebration that typically takes place in France. “The music industry has lost a genius,” he wrote, adding that “[Zdar’s] music family and loved ones are joined together to express their infinite pain.” Zdar died last week after an accidental fall from the window of a building in Paris.
Dreems comes three years after the group released their star-studded, funk-pop record, Ibifornia. Cassius’ latest offering features 13 tracks, with appearances from John Gourle of Portugal. the Man, Beastie Boys’ Mike D, French singer-songwriter Owelle, Brit powerhouse Vula Malinga, Luke Jenner and Joe Rogers.
RIP, Philippe Zdar. Listen to Dreems below: