My favourite release (thus far) in Saåad's discography. The last two tracks on here in particular show off just how well these guys can create atmosphere out of nothing. Fantastic EP.
Favorite track: Back Pain / Pain Back.
The idea behind Raincoats was born during a stormy evening in january. I was recording 'Love Is A Rent' when electricity started to wave. When I listened to the recording, the rain changed into thunder and the sound was strangely undulating, sometimes cracking and clicking. I had to wait until june to record 'She Is Electricity' which ends this work of waiting. These four songs have been recorded at different times and possess their own alterations.
released June 30, 2011
music by Romain Barbot
Love Is A Rent - recorded at Concorde 39 (Toulouse)
She Is Electricity - recorded at Concorde 39 (Toulouse)
The Frontier - recorded at Madame 48 (Paris)
Back Pain / Pain back - recorded at Concorde 39 (Toulouse)
recorded between january and june 2011
mixed and mastered during june 2011
I probably wouldn't have listened to this without the context of it being about dementia, but even without that context, this is a real work of art. The distorted big-band samples create a sound that starts out nostalgic, and becomes disturbing and confused, then fades into emptiness, but is enthralling all the way through. Stage 4 is my favorite, simultaneously defying musical logic and upholding it. Ivan Stanton