Genre/Influences: Experimental, Minimal-Electro.
Background/Info: Raphaël Foulon and Céline Signoret are active under the Datatears moniker. The French project released its debut work in their homeland on Martine Ravage Records.
Content: The title of the work clearly indicates what the 3 tracks are dealing with. This is an exploration and experiment with good-old modular equipment. It creates a minimal production featuring raw sound treatments.
+ + + : If you like the analogue sonorities from Electronic pioneers this work is definitely something for you. I especially recommend listening to the first- and last track which are more accessible. There’s a cool progression in the songwriting while the magic of the sound treatments are emerging at the surface.
– – – : It’s a pity we only get 3 tracks but I hope to hear more stuff from Datatears. It might be too experimental and/or minimal for some listeners.
Conclusion: “Modular Laments” brings us back to the early magic of Electronic music.
Best songs: “Pulse Maintenance”, “Ecstatic Truce”.
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