Tour-Maubourg & Christophe Salin – From A Distance EP – Salin Deep

Created by a labour of love this collaboration between the two artists pays out dividends marking the debut release of the sublabel via its heavy-duty blend of tough beats, basslines and an expanse of playful Dub sensibilities. Opening with the cutting edge driving the excellent Entropy it is all about forceful rhythm and the message contained within the voice. Next the rainfall that greets you on Autumn Leaves sets the scene for deeper explorations of subject matter that are both meaningful and resolutely jazzy. Love Don’t Live then fires up the familiar vocal plus a cross section of rumbling low-end combined with a string of more delicate melodies, leaving the epic of tones of Doldrums to surpass the need for emotional release as an intense injection of electricity sets pulses racing until the final moments.

Every Record Sleeve is handprinted by Daria Salin (limited edition of 300).

Release: September 3
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Tour-Maubourg – Paradis Artificiels – Pont Neuf Records

Building upon ideas freed over the course of this year’s distress and distraction is the exciting notion that music can be much more than simply arrangements for the dancefloor. The architecture of which can sometimes be formulaic and uninteresting, almost too reliant on the past for fresh inspiration. Tour-Maubourg’s excellent debut album is a joy to listen to as it delves deep into atmosphere while retaining the sense of rhythm and movement which informs us all. There is even a tastefully jazzy distraction in the shape of Saint Thé à la Menthe complete with intensely rich drums and smoky muted trumpet, as well as a delicious nod to Soul on Ode To Love, leaving you in the end with the punch of positivity on Les Mots. But not before delivering a series of crunchy numbers that revitalise the release of night-time energy such as the dance tempo of L’invitation au Voyage and Diffraction Rythmique, or there’s the free verse of Saint Thé à la Menthe and the elegant fizzy Acid of Le Vol du Corbeau. All of which resolutely proves the point being crafted.

buy https://pontneuf.bandcamp.com/album/paradis-artificiels

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