Genre/Influences: IDM, industrial.
Background/Info: We all know Franck Vigroux for his experimental taste, which lead him to work with famous artists such as Mika Vaino. “Théorème” is his latest sonic brainchild featuring 4 new cuts.
Content: The Frenchman holds on to his passion for experimental- and industrial sound treatments, but the work still sounds more minimal and more accessible than before. This EP sounds like it’s into IDM and features fine sound arrangements. It’s pretty bombast at one side and still subtle at the other.
+ + + : I again was flabbergasted by the blasting sound treatments running through this work. But the minimal approach, which sometimes sounds a bit inhibited, is absolutely genius. I can’t say to have heard all productions from this artist, but “Théorème” definitely appears to be one of his most sophisticated and accomplished works to date. The opening piece “Carré” is a little sound jewel, but I also have to mention both tracks from the B-side.
– – – : The track “VX90” is the single piece that couldn’t totally convince me, but I once again have no reason to complain.
Conclusion: Franck Vigroux has already been active for numerous years now, but I get the impression he’s progressively reaching his top. “Théorème” is a brilliant piece of modern electro-experimental music and I can only hope it will serve as source of inspiration for the next full length of this artist.
Best songs: “Carré”, “TT”, “Nord”.