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Band names are running out so fast that artists are having to use years to name their projects. The latest is 1954 a young musician from Lyon in France who makes unusual trip hop stylings with really bizzare time-slowed vocals over the top. It works really nicely tapping intro a bit of a King Krule meets Burial meets Mount Kimbie vibe.
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I've been listening to this whilst snowed in at home sorting out the bloody pre-orders and eating a piece of toast. It works.
It's the nom de plume of Ivan Arlaud a young French lad and he's made a nice melange of sound here which brings comparisons with Burial, Syncro and Balam Acab to mind. This is really squelchy electronics with a two step/garage feel and pitch shifted vocals. I've also found whilst listening to the album that the artist/title are very hard to google and I'm having a hard time matching the titles up with the soundclips I'm listening to.
What I can tell you is that there are plenty of gems here... 154 uses generally synthetic sounds but injects plenty of emotion into proceedings mainly by way of vocal samples. One particular slice has the sound and feel of Sam Herring of Future Islands (without actually being him) but these are cut, spliced, pitchshifted sometimes beyond recognition. There's plenty of moments when Mount Kimbie are brought to mind, Ariaud uses melodic bass-lines to bring warmth to his compositions in a similar way to those two.
It's remarkably accomplished. Surprised not to see it on Hyperdub or Tri-Angle. Very good.
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