Sunday, March 12, 2023

Felines - Felines [Lab'ut 004 Promo]

Put out on the circuit on November 19th, 2k22 via the French Lab'ut label as their 004 is the self-titled "Felines" album, the first ever full length album effort conceived by the new trio project of the same name consisting of Kaspar T. Toeplitz, Jozef Dumoulin and Yerri-G Hummel. Combining the sonic spectrum of saxophone, TR808 drum computer, Fender Rhodes and electric bass the three long-time standing artists provide an eight tracks an 56 minutes spanning journey starting from a point of air flow-based microtonal movements progressing into dark, subaquatic Ambient Jazz in the aptly named "Intro" which provides a seamless transition into the rest of the album which basically follows along within the beaten musical path, pairing an oftentimes unsettling and eerie, partially spatial and gargantuan electronic backdrop with bleeps, sweeps and blips reminiscent of early experimental electronic music production, spine-tingling, brooding and mostly not clearly defined sonic movements as well as screaming, hyper-intense and nightmare-inducing Noize attacks reminiscent of tortured and highly distorted demons ("Far"), danger inducing and slightly off-kilter UnAmbient x Synth with somewhat krautsy, klaxon'esque sax movements and subdued rhythms ("Sense") whereas tunes like "Brainstorm" fully indulge in ever droning DarkAmbient accomponied by brittle, outerworldy vocal processings before the final "Outro" caters a lullaby of dreamy tones, high frequency sweeps and static atmospheric Noize for a closing, just to pick a few. Not necessarily an easy journey for the uninitiated listener, this.


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