Bijoux de Famille
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||Intro||Duralexxx||1:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Lache||Maceo||4:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pruno Bleu||Maceo||4:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ou||Slimful||5:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||La||Slimful||7:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Interlude||Tom Scoles||2:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Marches||Kaarth||4:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Meca||Kaarth||4:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Glicerine||Che Macone||7:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Versus||Che Macone||7:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
The Parisian record label and collective Les Diamantaires (French for The Diamonds) finally reveal their Bijoux de Famille (translation: Family Jewels) with this impressive compilation showcasing 10 works by six artists. Following a short and synthy intro by Duralexxx, Maceo’s “Lache” slowly builds with ambient textures and slow-motion beats that swirl overlapping sounds at a comforting pace until distorted handclap beats pick up the pace amid haunting background sounds. He follows this with the similarly minimal “Pruno Bleu.” This time, he tucks a barely audible sample under skittering beats and spooky sounds—a sample of what sounds to be a '60s Black Panther rally. Slimful’s “Ou” and “La” are equally soothing and disturbing in their warm textural tones and unsettling dissonance. The former nicely contrasts undulating drones with muted techno percussion, while the latter rubs murky beats against the grain of ghostly sounds that slowly traverse from one speaker to the next with panoramic fidelity. Kaarth kicks out some percussive melody in the low-thrumming “Marches” before Che Macone closes with the industrial minimalism of “Versus.”
Il avait un potentiel mais honnetement ennuyeux desole.