Genre/Influences: Dark-techno, IDM.
Background/Info: Once he was involved with Von Magnet, but Jérôme Soudan mainly gained his recognition as Mimetic. For more than 20 years he’s unleashing his work under this moniker. “Deepfakes” is his latest exposure released earlier this year and featuring three songs.
Content: The title song takes off with a dark-techno sound. The track features multiple effects and a dark canvas of noises. We next get another new song entitled “When We Were YπY” featuring Ah-Cama Sotz. This is another technoid-driven cut characterized by a hard kick, a dry snare and a flat bass line. The last song “Gone” gets us back to the EP “Maidenhead” and has been remixed by ManuHeme (who’s a name which doesn’t ring a bell).
+ + + : Jérôme Soudan remains a real reference when it comes to sophisticated electronic music. Throughout the years his creation became more techno-inspired, and also touched by true sound intelligence. The title song is a cool illustration of the artist’s evolution in sound. I especially like the dark technoid approach. The song featuring Ah-Cama Sotz is another cool exposure and it’s an interesting collaboration between two industrial veterans who moved on techno territories.
– – – : Speaking for myself Mimetic is maybe and progressively becoming a little bit too techno-driven.
Conclusion: This EP is not the best work I’ve heard from this inspiring artist, but it remains a fascinating experience.
Best songs: “Deepfakes”, “When We Were YπY featuring Ah-Cama Sotz”.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 2 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.