Glass Figures

“Brightside Of House”

SOL005 scanZoom inLabelSatellite Of Love
Cat. No.SOL005
FormatEXCL12"E
Orders fromFri, 19 Aug 2011
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Review

Glass Figure make dance music, which is what you will find in their debut EP, .Brightside of House.’ But Dance Music encompasses a broad spectrum, so maybe a better way to describe this band is with the age old, iconic and of course comforting, tag of Acid House. The music that sound-tracked the 2nd summer of Love and for most Europeans, the soundtrack to arguably the last great cultural movement of the 20th Century. It is no wonder then that anyone old enough to know a Glow Stick feel a huge affinity with Acid House. But band members Christoph Le Gall and Julien Mercier are only just old enough, which makes the music’s authenticity so much more endearing. “We are influenced by seminal house music, acid house and Detroit techno; Kevin Saunderson, Adonis and Larry Heard. But also contemporary artists and labels like Strange Life, Lunar Disko, Future Times, Viewlexx.” Crafting their music in the same way as their inspirators on “synthesizers Alpha Juno, TB-303, SH-101, TR-707, TR-909, TR-626, TR-808” plays a large part in the authenticity. But as anyone who makes or loves music knows, too much of the essential ingredients come from the heart. Glass Figure came to the attention of beguiling indie label Satellite of Love via long time collaborator Strip Steve and Das Glow, who had invited the band on tour with them as their opening Live Act. Gigs included the Social Club in Paris and The Loft in Lausanne playing live on “two drum machines, a couple of synths with FX-pedals and two laptops” to over 1000 people. The reports via promoters and YouTube videos suggest the band nailed it, but they already cut-their-teeth as the opening act on the last Adam Kesher tour. Hailing “from southern France, the French Riviera to be precise, and from the cliffs of Brittany” the ocean played a big part in the production. “The EP was composed in the south east of France, really close to the Mediterranean sea,” a fact most evident on .Whale Tears’ but present across the EP. Every track fe

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