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KUU :: loplus EP

As some are surfing a soft quiet wave or another, others are discovering new lands and soundscapes, Kuu belongs to the very respectable second category of researchers, collecting different musical journeys and projects.
Then, after 7 years of absence, Monotonik is legitimately glad to find again Joonas Vähämäki (aka Kuu) for this new EP :: loplus. "io" which opens the release, does not leave any doubt, this resident of the far North (from the very confirmed coldish electro emerging Finland) is got excited of space, even if it plays with our nerves in search of delivery. "rosa" gives in its turn, this feeling graying speed even if the tone still remains retained. No more solid pressure "pine" offers the revelation and "bonus track" which closes the ep, has the insidious characteristic to encourage you to start again the :: loplus exercice - the loop is buckled.

Format :: digital
Location :: monotonik / discogs

© thierry massard / august 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

SinQ :: passage


i like to know it better, i like to know it better before talking about this april's netaudio from Monotonik. Just a few listens and i just want to share this first lp of dutch musician Sinq (aka Sander van Orischot) with this authority feeling and voice of those who know that "i found a record, man, you sure have to listen it and you'll be thankful for the rest of the days …" Now if you wish a bit of pragmatism and musical encyclopedia, we are here at crossed ways of some Trip Hop, ambient stuff, but sorry, i'm not a great genres fan, then rather let speak about a deaf melancholy, kid voices playing in sepia soundscape, jazz tune harmony with some moderated samples from pianist Jeroen Van Vliet, a touch of Verdi's Nabucco far behind (Port Aventura), distant delicate voices of some nostalgia (be brave). As its artwork, this netaudio is full of photos yellowed by the years, a "passage" in time and souvenirs. Then to paraphrase some tracks, who's afraid of that? if we are still there.

Format :: digital
Location :: Monotonik / Bandcamp

© thierry massard / avril 2006
originally edited through the blog :: views & reviews (restored links)