Boomkat Product Review:
Stunning introspection session from the enigmatic DJ Fusiller aka Jo Tanz, fresh for Low Jack’s impeccable Gravats imprint and a perfect showcase of the label’s wide arc of interests and influences. It reminds us of those classic Les Disques du Crépuscule comps, where you’d find Wim Mertens sitting uneasily next to The Durutti Column, Arthur Russell, Niblock and Eno, except here focussed entirely on music made in France, brilliantly opening up a gateway to unknown pleasures.
Tanz is an intriguing figure in the current French noise scene, running mega cult DIY label Tanzprocesz, as well as working with Ghédalia Tazartès and Èlg in the Reines D’angleterre trio. For 'Sacrilège Vénération Vol.1’ he assembles what he describes as "music for blurry emotions” using a bevvy of techniques he lists as “arbitrary overlays, lazer beams, failed somersaults, cheeky cuts, hectoliters of red wine and freewheel tributes”.
The result is, somehow, one of the best mixtapes we’ve heard in f*cking time, weaving a tapestry of intimate but aggressive sounds taking in everything from chanson to bursts of noise, ice cold drones and fizzing crackles, morose piano and shoegaze bullets, all following a unique and fuzzy logic you’ll want to untangle over repeat listens - trust us.
It’s one of those mixtapes that not only makes you obsess over finding every piece of music included, but also ignites a thirst for discovery - we ain't talking algorithmic nonsense here - but you know, spending time researching/looking for that one record, diving thru wormholes, ending up somewhere you didn’t quite expect.