It’s been a long time since I had any new music here. Here’s some from the usually reliable Modyworks. A new French artist called F.r.a.c.t.a.l. – more in the Aphex Twin vein than the Daft Punk vein. He has a new self-titled EP out soon.


From hard and unapologetic club bangers to sweet and crunchy electronic ballads, this relentless iconoclast seems able to do it all within a half nuts, half dancefloor lo-fi setting.F.r.a.c.t.a.l is the project of Paris-based producer Jérémie Kaminski, a self-taught musician and mad sonicist who thrives on always re-inventing himself and exploring new grounds.”I’m always looking for new ways to create music,” he says. “That’s why I always use exotic controllers like the Percussa AudioCubes, Lemur, Tenori-On etc… to manipulate sounds.”Kaminski was not born into a musical family but the fanaticism of an uncle towards the Purple Funk of Prince and a passion for skateboarding, that opened up his ears to Hip Hop, with acts such as Naughty by Nature and Public Enemy, were a good place to get an early education.Where most teenagers aspire to be in a band and play guitar, Kaminski was interested in drum machines and synths. Upon hearing Wish by Nine Inch Nail his fate was sealed.He became a member of a local band, Insekur, that toured a lot around Paris. But the urge to make his own music soon forced him to go solo, the creation being a solitary thing for Kaminski, and thus was born F.r.a.c.t.a.l.


“Obsolete” which opens the EP is easily the strongest track here. Some swooping synth lines, showing it to be as in love with Giorgio Moroder as it is with the synth sound of the Eighties. But the other tracks on the EP show a wild diversity of styles, with “Paperboy” trying to outdo Aphex Twin’s more ‘difficult’ moments in a clash of dischord. Overall, the EP sounds a work in progress rather than the finished article. But for “Obsolete” it deserves love. Sadly, the featured track for you is “Paperboy”:
Bonus track:





~ by acidted on August 26, 2009.

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