La Fraicheur

“Self Fulfilling Prophecy (cd)”

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LabelInfineCat. No.IF1046CD
FormatEXCLCDOrders fromFri, 27 Jul 2018
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Territories : World excl. GER - FRA - BEN - UK TRACKLISTING CD 1_Renegade 4.49 2_Tirana 5.49 3_The Movements 5.23 4_Gone 6.50 5_Morgan La Nuit 2.36 6_The New Is Not Born Yet 5.45 7_Eaux Troubles 6.04 8_Limb By Limb 5.10 9_Plant 21 6.06 French by way of Berlin DJ/producer La Fraicheur finally delivers with a first 9-track album, Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, her first release on the InFiné label. This remarkably dense, dancefloor-oriented album oscillates between techno, ambient and electronic music, a mesmeric yet pounding effort that gets the body and the mind moving. Gone and The Movements, the most vindictive and propulsive tracks are veritable ecstatic missiles that are sure to create aftershocks on dancefloors for months to come. While this album was primarily produced in Berlin, where La Fraicheur has been living for the past six years, it also owes a debt to Detroit. Over the summer of 2017, the young woman was privy to a six-week residence at Underground Resistance mythical studios. There, she alternated between immersive work sessions, surrounded by the machine that birthed some of techno culture’s most iconic tracks, and long bike ride among the city’s deserted highways and luxuriating abandoned gardens. She also met Mike Banks, the label’s mythical figure: «one of the most important meetings in my life.» She ventured into the adjacent General Motors Fisher Plant to record takes, which make up the raw material for the track «Plant 21». The musician has been making strides in the electronic sphere for over ten years now, at first solely as a DJ, and then as a producer. Having been initiated to the art of mixing since her teenage years, she absorbed a number of music styles before focusing on house and techno, which her older sister introduced her to by taking her to clubs such as Le Pulp. At the beginning of the 2000s, she played regular set in Paris and elsewhere, while experimenting with a number of jobs in the musi

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