Exceptionally well-crafted techno album about fear from a French man is a thrilling listen.
Recent years have seen an explosion of moody techno by guys who are good at design and the internet, which is one of the reasons, to be frank, I only let people play K-pop in the office. But still, from time-to-time, the art of sounding like a really, really tough breakup is carried off with such craft, style and aplomb it deserves as wide as possible an audience.
Such was my reaction when excellent blooger and one-time rap producer Gohan sent across his album ‘Peur’ a few months ago. It’s an 11-track album themed around being scared (hence the name “peur” – fear in his native French), and it’s a wonderful mix of craft and imagination, stunningly well-produced yet approached with a fresh, endearing ingenuousness that injects some much-needed energy into the tired scene. It’s available through his own Peur Bleue records imprint, and a trailer is also out there, viewable below.