Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Raxeira - Eric Cloutier (Wolfskuil Ltd)

Title: Raxeira
Artist: Eric Cloutier
Label: Wolfskuil Ltd
Cat Number: WLTD026
Genre: Techno

A1: Raxeira
A2: Palimpsest
A3: Raxeira (Donato Dozzy Remix)

Eric Cloutier has been fermenting nicely for a while now, and this release could be the one to bring him the attention he undoubtedly craves as a recording artist. However I have to admit that while I like it, it doesn’t stand out (listening to it at home has drawbacks). The reductive, gossamer-light melodies of both versions of the title track have more weight in their original version, while that embellished by Donato Dozzy skips along barley surfacing from under its aqueous epidermis. ‘Palimpsest’ is Millsian insect activity overlaid with sonar-like farts, which is nice. The production has great clarity and the attention to detail is constant. The atmosphere is everything, but I’d have liked more. I need to hear this on a big system though, that much is clear.

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