Boomkat Product Review:
Totally brilliant stuff from gifted producer Ghislain Poirier here, the debut offering from new Parisian imprint "Musique Large". Opening track "La Ronde" is a total killer - the most stripped down percussive arrangement imaginable augmented by a stomach-churning bassline and the sounds of banks and banks of machines all malfunctioning simultaneously. "Taqasim Version" is up next and is even better - a padded beat accompanied by several violins spiralling off in different directions, errupting and intertwining into a melody that's as obtuse as it is rewarding. Poirier has always straddled the lines between hip hop instrumentalism, rudeboy jungle, dancehall variations and (dare we say it) proto-dubstep (not forgetting his earlier incarnation as a drift-fuelled producer for the 12k label - strange but true!) - but this material here is perhaps his most succesful incorporation of all these influences into one tantalising, low-end loving package. But it doesn't stop there - "Slow Fat" opens the flipside with another wobbly, underwater beat construction - once again the BASS yanking this out of the realms of standard hip hop instrumentalism and into the crushing tall walls of the filthiest urban soundsystem imaginable. Immense material - an absolute must.