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Album Review

When Jonas Bering followed up Bienfait a few months after release with the Emballages 12", it was apparent that the Frenchman was beginning to develop a thicker, fuller, more dance-oriented sound — a sound that was also beginning to shed the inspirations that were previously perceptible to a fault. This progression continued up to the release of Sketches for the Next Season; another pair of Kompakt twelves — including Normandie, one of the label's best of 2003 — along with an excellent release for Logarythm (as En:no) and a contribution to Sentrall's Drive the Five series ("Down to Big Sur," a shuffle-tech track on par with the best Schaffelfieber entries) all paved the way. With the exception of "Normandie 1," Sketches for the Next Season is made up from all-new material, and though its formatting lends itself to home listening, it's a lot more likely to induce bodily movements than Bienfait. Once upon a time, Bering's basslines were deliberate and perceptible, if not all that substantial when placed in a club context. The basslines here are lithe and chunky at once, making his earliest tracks seem hollow by comparison. Dub still plays a very significant factor, but instead of emphasizing the use of space and all of the psychedelic elements that can swarm within it, Bering allows the bottom-heavy accents to take over. The album maintains a level consistency, to the point where there are neither huge standout moments nor any low points. After a couple plays, it becomes somewhat apparent that the album is of two halves, with the more aggressive material eating up the first half. The second half sees Bering retreating a little to softer tones, with "Wissant" being a particularly gorgeous moment that evokes the spirit of a cloudless, midwinter day. Unfortunately, the sawing abrasion of "Out to Out" was chosen to close the album, disrupting a mood that would've been idyllically capped off by "Normandie 1."


Born: 09 November 1975 in Lille, France

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Frenchman Jonas Bering's minimal productions are often dub-influenced, which aligns him with Berlin-based camps like Chain Reaction and Basic Channel more than Cologne's Kompakt, a label he frequently records for that leans toward icy tech-house more than anything else. However, it's probably Bering's inability to paint himself into a corner with one sound that endears him to the Kompakt brass. 2000 was a breakout year for the producer. His full-length debut, Bienfait, was released by Kompakt; the...
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