PRE-ORDER ITEM : Expected November 30th -0001. This item will only be shipped to you on or after the official release date. Please note any orders containing pre-order items won't be shipped until all items are available, so please order this separately to avoid delays. Please remember that release dates are at the mercy of labels, distributors, and pressing plants and will change constantly.
Last year's album Couldn't See Too Clear For Edges' by The Marx Trukker stood proud as the Pluie/Noir's first Artist album. Despite being the imprint's one-and-only release in 2014, it was without a doubt it's most introspective and musically refined output to date.
Pluie/Noir's curatorial decisions seem to consistently circle around a vast array of musical experimentation with command of a very personal (albeit peculiar) vision of futuristic dance music. There's only a few number of ever-changing, self-upgrading chameleons in the music scene who seem to constantly give their best to stay updated, or even ahead of their own time. Fumiya Tanaka is one of the world's best examples of this morphing behavior .
Not only is he the Japanese reference to skillful dj'ing with decades of fine music making and ownership of the first independent record music label in Japan (Torema), he's also one of the world's finest heroes of techno music. He has succeeded in keeping us engaged since the 90's, showing us all his skills from mental, fast-paced techno to his nowadays staggeringly minimalistic approach to dance music.
Fumiya Tanaka's double-tracker Beautiful Town' was fully inspired by it's cover artwork: a set of carefully selected old pictures with a layer of masterful signature paintings by Romanian artist and fine-arts student Bonjour Bonsoir . A-side's Abacus Avenue' is the EP's most dense and eerie side. An addictive piece that utterly succeeds in sucking you right in like a vortex would. The locomotive bassline serves it's purpose of movement in a strong loopy groove, while the pads and poltergeist'y sounds reformat our heads with an inability for space-time tracking. The otherside of this town, Himegami Marathon', is another mys- teriously intricate work. It's a microcosm of grooves, sinister details and voices locked in a tight groove built on a single bass stab and a flowing, never-ending set of wet claps. A piano kicks in at key points, alongside percussive elements, reminding us that this town is alive. As standard for Pluie/Noir, fully colored artwork cover and limited pressing.