Some Eat it Raw
Montreal has always had a burning love for minimal techno has it not? What with the Mutek festival being a veritable pilgrimage for all things austere and clipped and artists such as Akufen taking minimalism to heady new heights, it’s definitely a Canadian speciality. Maybe it’s that chilly French/English cultural mix that pushes people into the direction of solitary beats and glacial melodies – I can’t be sure myself, but if this album is anything to go by they know exactly what they’re doing. Mossa has donated tracks already to a number of labels including Orac, Cynosure and Floppy Funk, and now it’s time for his full length cd. You’ll be pleased to know the man does his city proud and throws forth a gloriously dancefloor friendly mash-up of Kompakt style minimalism and Akufen-lite chopups, a technique which blends surprisingly well. With tracks like Brazil ’99 injecting a sense of fun into what can all too often be a grey and boring genre, it’s clear Mossa has a sound all of his very own and isn’t afraid to use it.
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