Boomkat Product Review:
Olivier Alary has wowed us for many years now thanks to his incredible Rephlex debut 'Sketch Proposals' - a gloriously subtle album which fused minimal, melodic electronics with 'real songs' - you know, vocals and suchlike. This latest release for London's ever-reliable FatCat imprint sees the producer team up with none other than Boomkat pinup Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) to create the best piece of music he's ever turned his hand to. That innocent sense of space and modest production technique is still present, and combined with Marshall's singular vocal melodies results in one of our favourite tracks of the year. It sounds like nothing else I can bring to mind, yet reminds me of so much - and that's the key to truly great songwriting. The party doesn't stop here though, we're treated to two more tracks from Alary, this time draped in the honeyed vocal tones of Tamar Amir to produce a sound which is a glorious concoction of Broadcast and early Air - smokey and cinematic late evening bliss. The disc is rounded off by a remix from experimental electronic superstar Tim Hecker, who treats the title track in his distinctive way, throwing the vocals and other sounds through masses of filters to create a cloud of addictive, haunting ambient sound. There's not a dull moment on 'Disown, Delete' and with three exclusive tracks not gracing the forthcoming Ensemble full-length you should snap this up while you can.