Genre/Influences: Minimal-Electro, Ambient-Electro.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Next to the great “Resist”-EP Mexican DJ/producer/label owner, Dimitri Berzerk also released this EP during 2020. The EP is accompanied by the visual work of the Mexican artist Cristina Ramírez. We can speak about a conceptual album, ‘The voices are in charge of the various dubbing applied to Jean Luc Godard’s cinematographic work “Alphaville”.
Content: The title song is an instrumental piece mixing Ambient atmospheres together with Minimal-Electro treatments while a slow cadence is running through the song. We next get 8 bonus tracks, which are characterized by vocal samplings from the film by Jean Luc Godard. The specificity of the different edits is you each time get another language: Spanish, English, Russian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and of course French.
+ + + : “A.I.C.Q.T.I.L.” has less in common with the “Resist”-EP, but it reveals another side of Dimitri Berzerk. If “Resist” clearly sounds as a dancefloor cut, we here discover a more dreamy song accomplished with great minimal sound treatments while the downtempo of the song makes it pretty accessible. From a pure commercial point of view the idea to inject the same spoken samples from the Godard movie in different languages is just great. It’s an original idea and I can’t remember if an artist already did such an approach. The EP also is a great ode to the genius of the ‘Nouvelle Vague’ film director Jean Luc Godard.
– – – : The only minus is that after a while you get a bit bored of the song, which is repeating itself. So you better choose the language you prefer. A Swedish edit would have been cool as well as there’s a great Swedish Electro scene.
Conclusion: Dimitri Berzerk didn’t repeat himself, but reveals another side of his creativity.
Best songs: “A.I.C.Q.T.I.L. – Interprétation En Français”.