New stuff on Pluie/Noir, release set for Feb 16th. Digging what I've heard of it, especially the B side.
Previews: https://soundcloud.com/pluie-noir/sets/ ... tiful-townFumiya Tanaka’s double-tracker “Beautiful Town” was fully inspired by it’s cover artwork: a set of carefully selected old pictures with a layer of masterful signature paintings by Romanian artist and fine-arts student Bonjour Bonsoir. A-side’s “Abacus Avenue” is the EP’s most dense and eerie side. An addictive piece that utterly succeeds in sucking you right in like a vortex would. The locomotive bassline serves it’s purpose of movement in a strong loopy groove, while the pads and poltergeist'y sounds reformat our heads with an inability for space-time tracking. The otherside of this town, “Himegami Marathon”, is another mysteriously intricate work. It’s a microcosm of grooves, sinister details and voices locked in a tight groove built on a single bass stab and a flowing, never-ending set of wet claps. A piano kicks in at key points, alongside percussive elements, reminding us that this town is alive. As standard for Pluie/Noir, fully colored artwork cover and limited pressing.