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Denis Morin – Working K – Vinyl EP – Stochastic Releases

Denis Morin is from Grenoble, a french provincial city located at the meeting point of three valleys of the Alps. This city is both high-tech and nature-oriented, due to its quite new history and location, respectively.
This EP contains 4 tracks, who are different versions of a track named Working K, eponymous to the EP.
There is the main mix by Denis Morin, which contains sampled « natural » sounds such as insects, guzheng and one of the heaviest kick in the whole spectrum of kicks that you can have access to nowadays. Yes that is a strong statement. So yes this main mix is a good reflection, I think, of this hybrid city of Grenoble, if you visit you will get it, maybe. It is dark, bitcrushed, obstinated. It is long and heavy, it is deep, it is ambient, it is not ambient.
And then there is a remix of this main mix by Denis Morin: abstract, progressive, like a ghost version of the main mix. Like this famous Burning Spear record « Marcus Garvey » and the dub version of it « Garvey’s Ghost », you just need both.
On the B side, you have an edit by Krikor, also known as Crack Boy, the gear master with the poisonous sounds, with the uncomfortable lines, who produced a lo-fi dancefloor ready track. But this is yet a strange dancefloor, a damp suffocating dancefloor, you don’t need to move to be sweaty and you don’t need to fear to be scared. You don’t need to move to be dancing as well of course.
And then there is the light, the cool breeze, the openness, which is the track by Stewart Brown from 12th Isle collective. This track is even deeper than the main mix itself, due partly to a particularly resolved and rich hi-hat sound. As I was taught at school, any conclusion should open to further ideas, well this is exactly what it does. Let’s go swimming or hiking or stay home as you wish.
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