Boomkat Product Review:
Ambient first release on Cellule 75, a new label named in homage to Luc Ferrari and administered by Black To Comm’s Marc Richter. Tipped to fans of 0comeups, TCF, 0PN
Off the radar for too long now, Marc Richter (Black To Comm) returns with a new alias and the hypnagogic, sampledelic vocal cut-ups of Circs on Cellule 75; a new label set-up aside from Dekorder to release BTC-related gear and select retrospective issues.
Working primarily with voice samples ripped from YouTube videos of modern-day Pop Music and the odd avant-garde curiosity (just pipping to the post a similarly project by Nico Muhly), Richter flips his bank of samples completely beyond recognition and into a diaphanous realm of vaporous, explicitly electronic tones to make a smart contrast with his analog-rooted BTC material.
However, whilst his production palette may have changed, Richter’s feel for bittersweet melodies and dreamlike movement is in endemic to Circ, whether bubbling up and perfusing the cottony choral cluster of Comp, serrated into the strobing peaks of Va and the TCF-like Arbre, or diffused into scudding, 0PN-like cloud formations in Est and Ondre.