Boomkat Product Review:
The ultimate Dinner Party album for all of you who like to play things a little differently, the bastard child of Nouvelle Vague, Gonzales’ Solo Piano works and Aphex Twin, Maxence Cyrin has delivered here one of the most entertaining smart-arse albums of this year or any other. And how can you resist? An acclaimed Pianist who has spent the best part of his life honing his skills on the ivories, Maxence has recorded a solo piano covers album featuring reworkings of tracks by Aphex Twin, LFO, Carl Craig, Depeche Mode, Underground Resistance, Acid Eiffel, Massive Attack, Sabres Of Paradise and others, beautifully re-rendered in an introspective, lilting, late night style. Ok, so everyone’s doing the piano thing and unexpected cover versions have become a bit passé, but the delivery here is so accomplished and original it soon stamps its authority over any possible concerns. And besides, the idea of ‘Windowlicker’ delivered on a piano is just too damn good to deny, Windowlicker..for gods sake! Oh, and LFO - the most iconic Bleep track ever written – delivered here, quietly, beautifully, on a piano. LFO!?! Nuff said – must buy!