What does it mean to be “intellexual?” The possibilities—creative, imaginative, passionate—seem limitless. Chicago native Nico Segal and Nate Fox have built a world and a soundtrack to define it. The twelve tracks on Intellexual—the acclaimed production duo’s self-titled album—are at once painstakingly crafted yet loose, gauzy and funky, bittersweet and joyful. They conjure a sonic sphere where your favorite old records mingle seamlessly with and melt into new ones. It’s a dreamy space with room for introspection and sensuality, sadness and ecstasy, the imagined and the real. It is a major statement from two musical visionaries who have built impressive careers working both behind-the-scenes and in the spotlight.