According to his biography on the n5MD website, Eymeric Amselem produces ‘nostalgia electronica’. What that means is that his work as Fall Therapy combines various club styles - by turns house, techno and UK Garage - with the sort of stargazing instrumental licks that one finds cropping up on records by the likes of Maribou State and Nathan Fake. You Look Different is Fall Therapy’s debut LP.
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Why have we ignored this then? Benn reviewed it earlier but with a name like Fall Therapy I was imagining it to be one of his metal type things. How wrong I was. Benn's comparison to the parent soothing music of Minecraft is apt but there's also nods to Boards of Canada, Jon Hopkins and Plaid in this series of squiggly electronic productions. I won't steal Benn's thunder by droning on too much but safe to say that about once a year I'll enquire as to what is on the office stereo and this is this years entry. It's vibrant, evocative electronica with moments of extreme beauty and a whip smart blend of the synthetic and the organic.
Has anyone here ever played Minecraft? You Look Different would be a beautiful addition to the vast soundscape of the Minecraft universe. Low tech glitches and emotive melodies really stand out in the debut record from Fall Therapy. My admiration for the beauty in which this record was obviously created with plenty of respect for allows my mind to melt just for a little bit. It allows me to forget about those bills that need paying and Brexit and whether or not I left the oven on and that blog post I need to write. Basically, this record gives you the opportunity to relax a little and give your mind a break from the real life anxieties, however small, from breaking you down piece by piece into a melted mushy mess on the pavement.
Move through the record at your own pace, replay whichever song you wish over and over again until you’re ready to move onto the next. You Look Different is a great album to listen to on the way home from work on the train - especially with the weather getting colder and the skies getting darker. At almost 40 minutes long you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy each and every song thoroughly.
9/10 O 7th December 2018
A very good surprise for this first album by Fall Therapy. Please continue with a second one!
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