Boomkat Product Review:
Akin to eating a family sized pack of Skittles followed by a brandy chaser, Infinite Livez output has always been on the colourful side - mixing a messy selection of beats and samples, over which he gets chatty in idiosyncratic fashion. After being propositioned by a random bloke at a Swiss gig, this new album from the Infinite Livez is a collaborative venture with the improvised electronic duo Stadt - with Pierre Audetat (samplers/keyboards) and Christophe Calpini (samplers/drumpads) providing extra bite to the Infinite Livez repertoire. Recorded face-to-face as opposed to across the miles, 'Art Brut Fe De Yoot' essentially represents the edited and distilled highlights of some monster sessions spent in the studio - wherein Stade improvised with preset samples and effects pedals, whilst Infinite added discourse that came in all shapes and sizes. Rifling through the annals of hip-hop, jazz, electro and rock, 'Art Brut Fe De Yoot' employs a broad palate that it sometimes struggles to keep on the leash - but whilst this would lead some to panic, those involved here seem to thrive on the border-line chaos; pulling it round to graceful success whenever it seems poised for catastrophe. Funny, caustic and often sailing quite close to the bone, tracks like 'The Taste Of Jazz To Cum', 'Confessions Of A White Backing Band' and 'From Now On Things Are Gonna Be Different' shotgun the listener with monster loops, electronic symphonies and Infinite Livez hyperkinetic drawl. Staying just the right side of filthy, 'Art Brut Fe De Yoot' is not for the easily offended - but for the rest of us it's a rich and varied treat. Arty!