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Envisioning Abstraction: the Duality of FluiD


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mowno Magazine review of Duality

"...Originally from Los Angeles where he created many musical projects kept very confidential, Christophe G. aka FluiD then moved to Chicago. Follower of a wide musical mix ranging from techno to metal to jazz, noise, hip hop, dub or industrial, the musician / producer displays here as a guideline only special affection for a dark universe, cold, almost apocalyptic, the same one found in Techno Animal or Sand, and we still hear from Scorn, Dub Trio, The Bug, or Dalek. In 10 tracks, FluiD reduces to smithereens the musical chapels for forging, composition after composition, a very personal and exciting, we woke up again in this recurrent excitation in the 90s. When most hip hop producers amused us with brilliance to rival most rock bands (the introductory 'DH-1' and 'AIC'). Low stripping, mammoth beats, noisy guitars with coarse and prickly arrangements are the pillars of this release; promising that the listener sees itself, gradually over the second half. There, halfway, we say that FluiD would fit on a label Jarring Effects of tempering, to give a history lesson inspired to house producers including hip hop that too often proves too clean and shy. So, it is rather early Picore, to which we found a few similarities; industrial dub ('Iron Communique' feat. Black Saturn), that we must seek affiliation. But again, when it was thought to have identified the thing, the Chicagoan took the time to reveal the diversity of his work, let down the pressure via a 'Dread Futures'. Wiser and hovering, is the more electro 'Disrupting The Ghost', decorated with oriental vocal samples and resumes the metal of concrete heights 'Froz'n II'. Tearing at the same time throughout the end of this disc with softening more and more present. What remains is an excellent craftsman, FluiD has made his yard a beautiful monument recommended for all fans of experimental music accessible..."

Reprinted courtesy of Mowno
(p) (c) 2011

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