Genre/Influences: Techno, minimal-techno, industrial-techno.
Background/Info: Karabine is a new French project, which has been introduced as a ‘seasoned French producer, a pseudonym that will allow him to develop music without a specific format, open to any manner of horizons: electronic, techno, IDM, industrial, breaks, ambient’. “Octobre Rouge” is the artist’s debut EP featuring five cuts. The work is also available as a limited vinyl 12”.
Content: The main influence running through the tracks is clearly inspired by techno music. But it’s not just an easy and cheap techno production, but an open-minded production driven by rough- and somewhat industrial like sound treatments. There’s a raw and naughty sound production that especially emerges on “Octobre Rouge” and “Prisoner”.
+ + + : This EP reveals several intelligent techno compositions, which have been accomplished with great analogue sound treatments. It also remains a hard-danceable experience featuring a transcendental passage during the break of “Prisoner”. The main strength from this EP is the rough sound production.
– – – : A few cuts are a bit too explicit techno-driven without the minimalism of the aforementioned cuts.
Conclusion: I don’t know who’s hiding behind Karabine, but the sound will clearly bring you to dance!
Best songs: “Prisoner”, “Octobre Rouge”.
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