In Paradisum’s 11th offering comes from Low Jack, who returns to the label after his collaboration with Qoso. It’s a heavy EP of dense, apocalyptic sounds from the fast rising French DJ and producer that often churns along at a very predatory sub-100bpm.
Grainy, dusty, dirty and psychedelic, title track ‘Flashes’ is a prickly concoction for sure. The kicks drag below, white noise patterns emerge above and way off in the distance massive industrial machines seem to be working in a heavy storm. ‘Your Soul’ has more light in it thanks to the mellow melodies, but stormy winds still percolate in the background and the spread-apart kicks still trudge with a dark and heavy heart.
‘Don’t U Know’ is another monster full of coarse analogue sounds, whirring and broken machines and stomping kicks. It’s terrifyingly industrial stuff that will blow your mind ion the right darkened dancefloor. ‘Sweet Cheater’ sounds like a fruit machine gone bad, with layers of grim and dirt and cowbells and kicks all piled on top of each other into a patchwork of sound so tightly packed its impossible to ignore. Frankly, nasty noise never sounded so good!
‘Flashes’ by Clément Thuriot. Footage by Loup Sarion,Théo Mérigeau and Clément Thuriot
All tracks written and produced by Low Jack in Paris 11th district.
Mastering by Artefact Mastering.
Artwork by Jules Estèves.
© In Paradisum 2013