Quick reviews of full recent EP/LP's released by HomeCooking Share's users
R E M Y - L
Genre : Electronic
'L' is the story of R E M Y, an artist whose life is turned upside down by fatherhood. An emotion that needs no words to be described, and which the artist humbly sets to music.
Four tracks for four stages between the announcement and the arrival of the child, a multitude of beautiful feelings that R E M Y shares with us.
We plunge into the artist's intimate diary, into his moods, doubts, joys, transcribed in an electronic full of subtleties, in a musical exposure of great class.
leloopar - Error Handling
Genre : Techno
Beware storm warning! leloopar is a kick expert, and offers here 4 tracks without concessions, even if the opening takes time to fly away, in a dark-ambient atmosphere.
The atmosphere remains dark from end to end, like a soundtrack describing various feelings of anxiety.
Not linear for a penny 'Error Handling' will delight fans of brutal techno as much as the curious of dark sounds from all horizons.
Magnetic Rust - Fragile
Genre : IDM
It was expected, it's here! Magnetic Rust's new album sounds profoundly human, all in paradox because it is 100% synthetic and instrumental.
But each track fits completely to the title, and above all we are struck by the soul that comes out of each composition. 'Fragile' is an electronic punch album, an acknowledgement of a dehumanized society. It's obviously very dark overall.
But the light sometimes manages to make its place, as a reason for hope...
Sory - Fall N'Rise
Genre : Electro-pop
Electro, pop, funk, disco... Everything passes through Sory's hands for his first EP. A rich menu without any risk of indigestion, everything is subtly dosed.
Fall N'Rise has a strong 80's smell, in the good sense of the word, updating the "good" codes of these sounds.
Funky synths, a mid-tempo beat, a disco-pop voice and Sory's talent: it's all good!
In The Can - Welcome
Genre : Rock
In the Can is the kind of band that would be at the top of the bill. And 'Welcome' at the top of the charts...
In the meantime, here's a record whose energy mixed with the talent of composition makes listening ultra addictive. From beginning to end, In the Can sends a crazy power, with some moments of quietness more melancholic and calm, never soft that said.
A record that takes up all the good codes of Rock of the last 50 years with a crazy modernity.
Dantec (3p) - Hall of Fame
Genre : Trip-Hop / Alien
An artist inspired as much by trip-hop, punk as by hard-techno, it's bound to make sparks fly!
New EP from Dantec(3p), 'Hall of Fame' doesn't make it lie. It smells like sulfur, energy, it's spinning out of control at any moment. When the tempo becomes calmer, you can feel that the tension is there and that it can explode at any moment.
No limits, no taboos, it's crazy and uncontrollable, dark and full of vitamins. A highly flammable alien!
Cléa Vincent - Tropi-Cléa 2
Genre : Pop
Sometimes a record comes at just the right time. To get us out of any kind of torpor, the ideal remedy could be this "Tropi-Cléa 2".
Lightness, bossa-nova pop, hot and wild rhythms, everything comes together for a euphoric cocktail. (With rum inside of course). Cléa Vincent sends out a broad call to party and smile, more than just responding positively to her invitation.
When you think that it was recorded in just a few days...
Moon Wave - Carved in Sand
Genre : Groove
So 'Carved in Sand' is already off to a flying start, with the exhilarating disco-funky-house of 'Get Together'. Can it keep pace?
Yes, definitely! After a funky-alien-downtempo duet with the brilliant Puppertmastaz, we are won over! And the rest remains the same (high level), pushing the boundaries of disco even further.
And the final remix of 'Song for Nick' by You Man that drives the point home even deeper... Great class!
Gold Mass - Transitions
Genre : Trip-Hop
'Transitions' is as beautiful as an intimate, visceral song. Taking up the codes of a classic trip-hop, with its slow rhythm, its orchestral flights, Gold Mass plays with emotions.
By expressing her own, she manages to arouse them by auditory transfer, in large quantities. We are far from a concept of psychoanalysis in music, however. Gold Mass takes us where she wants us, with alternating light and dark zones.
We can only follow her, bewitched by the song of a siren who wants us to do good.
Emancipator - Mountain of Memory
Genre : Downtempo
Obviously this new Emancipator album was eagerly awaited by his (many) fans. Of course, the Emancipator 'sound' is there too!
We are treated to the auditory miracle of this wizard of sound textures, to beats with impressive limpidity, to a warm and sensual groove...
No surprise, but the advantage is that, fan of the first hour or not, this album can only enchant us!
Sydji - Why So Serious?
Genre : Groove
Her previous EP was a real hit, Sydji transforms the essay on this long format! If the formula remains the same, namely a mix of warm and groovy sounds, with hip-hop and deep-house influences, 'Why So Serious?' shows that it also works over time.
Against a background of funky synths, Sydji lays down his warm voice and explores a whole musical palette, with inspiration, talent and warmth in common.
The flirt with Sydji's music can be transformed into a serious romance!
Dowdelin - Poul Wélélé
Genre : Groove / Alien
A unique feeling, a refined blend of Creole jazz, Caribbean groove and electronic touches! It's irresistible and adventurous, modern and refreshing, it's a wild musical journey.
'Poul Wélélé' is a short and concise EP but time seems to evaporate when listening to it, becoming a secondary data. Anyway, multiple listening is not only possible but highly recommended.
Let's escape with Dowdelin! The trip promises to be very pleasant, we would be wrong to deprive ourselves of it.
Mentrix - My Enemy, My Love
Genre : Alien
Don't try to classify 'My Enemy My Love' in a 'World Music' box just because it's easy... Even if Mentrix claims her Iranian origins, by sounds and a lyricism which is strongly inspired by it.
No, this album is much richer than that, it's more like a UFO, a call to a physical and spiritual trance, a dry and arid poetry. Incantations rub shoulders with rhythm boxes, Iranian instruments emancipate themselves and magnify the voice of an authentic artist.
My Enemy My Love' is of a troubling and hypnotic beauty. One can only succumb to it.
Aya & Neverland - Sunstroke
Genre : Pop / Alien
'Sunstroke' is not really pop, but in an ideal musical world it would be, in the 'popular' sense of the word.
Filled with mystery and electronic psychedelia, Aya & Neverland's compositions are an ode to an introspective journey. Like a vocal chameleon, Aya adapts her intonations to convoluted, complex and perfectly sublimated tracks.
We risk to expose ourselves to this EP, until sunstroke, but it's safe, it's not painful!
Futuro Pelo - A Bigger Splash
Genre : Pop
Ex-Sporto Kantes (among others projects...), Benjamin Sportes is not at its first try! His crazy pop, full of ideas and voluntary road trips is a dose of life-saving vitamins in case of a difficult awakening.
With the advantage of not leaving a bad aftertaste in the mouth, just that pleasant sensation of hearing pleasure.
This album is an irresistible patchwork going in as many directions as you can imagine. But it's not Futuro Pelo that loses control, rather the listener taken by this obvious charm.
IA404 - Birdbrain
Genre : Pop / Electro
Not really pop, not really electro, and above all... not at all softly in between! Birdbrain is direct, powerful, dry and rough. And these 6 tracks have an immediate pop potential.
This EP is a nice example of pop that transports us to a dancefloor, but not only. With a cavalcade of crazy synths, beats that hit the bull's eye, IA404 leaves little time for breathing, except when they voluntarily leave a quiet space in the middle of the EP.
With IA404, an alien takes control of us for about twenty minutes...
Boeyylee - South
Genre : Hip-Hop
Head south! In Kenya to be precise, in the company of Boeyylee with this album where the sincerity of the artist is exposed, so much it seems personal!
His flow, immediately recognizable, takes on intonations as diverse as his beats allow. The sound is direct, powerful, incisive. But Boeyylee also knows how to make itself softer and jazzy.
South is a musical chameleon, with which you will enjoy camouflaging yourself!
Hania Obeah - Mind Code
Genre : Downtempo
Ouch! We missed 'Mind Code' when it was released in 2019... And it's urgent to make up for the mistake so as not to have big regrets.
Hania Obeah is a talented multi-instrumentalist, who knows how to put his technical dexterity at the service of a dreamy inspiration. To the annoying technical flights, Hania Obeah prefers the apparent simplicity of an highly atmospheric music, appeasing as an ambient masterpiece, demanding as an adventurous abstract hip-hop.
It's both within everyone’s reach, and a delight for discerning listeners!
Hundreds - The Current
Genre : Pop
Lots of pop with a little bit of electro inside and a bright album. If the recipe is common, its treatment by Hundreds is delightful.
With a dozen songs that are both exciting and mystical, the album amazes with its diversity and consistency. And then we take immense pleasure in letting this enchanting voice walk on these luminous keyboards.
Exactly what one can expect from a clearly pop and adventurous album!
Clem Beatz - The Big Picture
Genre : Breaks
Clem Beatz is part of the team 'Sans Huile de Palme'('Without Palm Oil' in french). And we could add: guaranteed without bad fat! It is on the contrary with great finesse that the artist unveils his beat science.
Whether alone or accompanied, we let ourselves be charmed very quickly by these breakbeat ritournelles, which rise to a very high level! And not just from a technical point of view
50 shades of beats condensed into 7 tracks, with a euphoric open-mindedness!
LutchamaK - Invisible Realm
Genre : Techno
Skip the Techno album format pitch... Never easy if you want to avoid the succession of bangers and hollow tracks. In any case, here is one that has done well.
After a few high-quality Ep’s last year, Lutchmak embarked on the long format. To listen with headphones to identify all the details, or very strong, even if it means taking the risk of losing control of his body.
And then when an artist can include a track called 'Tribute 2 Mad Mike' without collapsing, it’s because you’re holding a good one!
Spikey Tee - Between Wake and Sleep
Genre : Groove
Here’s a 100% UK influences album! At the crossroads of soul, reggae, hip-hop, jungle, Spikee Tee creates a touching and devilishly effective "Patois Soul".
A melting pot where Spikey Tee is never alone, and where each featuring is calibrated to stick to perfection.
Spikey Tee managed to create a new bridge between Kingston and London, avoiding roads that were already worn out. If it’s a long drive with Spikey Tee, we’re in good company.
AGAT - New under the Sun
Genre : Pop / Electro-Pop
In these gloomy times, all good news is good to take. AGAT’s 'New Under the Sun' is one of these good news, a safe but addictive anti-depressant.
The AGAT pop is extremely enjoyable, it is a melting pot of influences, a dancing and intimate petarade at the same time. Without compromise, AGAT advances and unfolds various atmospheres while remaining consistent.
And on our side we can slowly let go, lose control and let ourselves be bewitched!
To learn more about AGAT, go read the February magazine!
Southsoniks - Per Aspera
Genre : Techno / EBM
From Southsoniks, we can expect heavy, powerful. So no surprise to Per Aspera, but always a great pleasure. Southsoniks knows how to blow up a demanding dancefloor.
Techno, dark, sometimes EBM-oriented, all tracks are killings. It squeaks, it galoppe, but it knows how to keep the groove. Icing on the cake (digest), remixes of great quality, respecting the original but bringing a real personal touch.
Exactly the kind of EP we want to fall on, and that makes us succumb to pleasure.
Philippe Cohen Solal - Mind Food
Genre : Pop
Usually when Philippe Cohen Solal pulls something out, we know that we’re not going to be disappointed, and that we’re going to listen to high-class music. We also know the artist know how to surround himself very well...
So in all logic, this Mind Food is sublime! Silky textures, flights of which we would like never to stop... The principle of the album: every original song - except the fabulous "Inverno" - is followed by a 'variation' of Chassol (it was said that he knew how to surround himself!).
An album that bears his name well. More than to revel in it on any occasion.
Romann - Saint-Cast
Genre : Pop
A few cries of seagulls to start, yes we are in the Côtes d'Armor, that sings with passion Romann on this EP. You could hear the waves in this delicate and sensitive dream-pop poetry.
A declaration of love in 4 tracks, all of a crystalline beauty. Romann’s voice comes to rest on this, sweet and dreamy. The synth strings come to caress us, like a soft summer breeze.
Romann has concocted here a beautiful postcard. A beautiful musical journey.
Sydji - Happy Child
Genre : Groove
At least with the term 'Groove', we know that we will be able to encompass a lot of things, without getting too involved, nor too much categorizing a work.
On this EP of the ultra talented Sydji, we take a groovy slap! The kind of slap that would make it possible to forget a bad flu and to get up and dance to the trance.
Her recipe must remain secret, but to make a long story short, Sydji injects a hint of hip-hop in a well broken house full of afro influences, with vocals whose heat will melt you. A treat for you!
Eve Minor - 3:33
Genre : Alien
Eve Minor is a real musical alien: unclassifiable, elusive. But the sincerity of her music is obvious, from the first listening. With sound experiments between punk, metal, trap and many other things
Unclassifiable, provocative, dark... A multi-faceted album, but not a tote. Especially a true mirror of Eve Minor’s musical personality. It’s fascinating, you get caught in the gut by your confessions.
Half an hour of Punk sensibility or Pop violence, depending on your mood!
DP3 - Songs to Break up to
Genre : Lo-fi Hip-Hop
For all those who are desperately looking for music for a breakup, that’s all it takes! Not obvious in theory, but... We may be the recipe to make this difficult time better.
DP3 proposes us to put a jazzy atmosphere, on background of lo-fi hip-hop beats. Stay on instrumentals, to avoid any confusion between the lyrics heard and what one tries to justify on his side. And then a finally positive side...
It’s not the end of the world, so we might as well start over with a little positivity! Thanks to DP3 for this beautiful moment, which can even become useful!
Lisofv - Snowing With Darkness
Genre : Downtempo / Electronica
When music alone manages to make our imagination work to its fullest, it is usually a guarantee of high musical quality. This is exactly what it feels like to listen to Lisofv’s EP, a South Korean artist with eclectic inspirations.
Between languid downtempo, inspired electronica and jazzy abstract hip-hop, his music is highly cinematic. "Classic" inspirations, but a cleverly blended and subtly original mixture.
Everyone is free to scroll through the images that would seem to him the best to stick to this beautiful work.
V/A - TJALKVA01
Genre : Techno
A label launches itself and directly marks the spirits. For its first release the brand new label Tjalk, founded by Noize Maker, hits very hard. Surrounded by EBM and Techno artists, already renowned or promising, Noize Maker hits the nail on the head (strong).
We find 8 tracks very dark and martial, with a big Rave influence. No dead time or respite, and even less a lack of taste. All the artists got on the same page!
A Tjalk is a Dutch boat that can sail on rivers as well as on the sea. Versatility that we find perfectly put in sound!
Urgula - Frequency Wars
Genre : IDM / Electronica
A new brilliant release from the label Bricolage, this EP by Urgula highlights synterehtic melodies, almost industrial and complex and mechanical rhythms.
Urgula serves music intended for curious ears and without blinders. But once the blinders fall, it is a delight in every way, so obsessive it becomes!
To complete the work, we found excellent remixes of Yasda and Toxi. To summarize: 'Braindance', literally. Enough to fill our brains.
Çub - Ouais
Genre : Alien
Çub.Three letters that don’t logically go together. Math-rock and techno, either. Unlikely encounter of very distant universe, 'Ouais' is amazing and detonating.
It screams, it creaks, it slams... 5 tracks as festive as they are surprising, each with a multitude of directions taken. We encounter a musical accident at every moment and yet everything remains consistent. And joyfully insane!
Çub is not smooth, neither politically correct, nor classable, and it makes them particularly endearing!
Chinese Man + Scratch Bandits Crew + Baja Frequencia - The Groove Sessions vol.5
Genre : Breaks / Hip-Hop
This is what happens when you lock up beat and groove wizards... For this 5th volume of the Groove Sessions of the excellent label Chinese Man Records, it's Chinese Man, Scratch Bandits Crew and Baja Frequencia that stuck to it!
6 days locked in a secret laboratory in the mountains, a few guest friends, and out comes a storm of beats, an explosion of tropical grooves and inspired scratches. A real collaborative album, enjoyable!
We come out rinsed of having danced so much, the smile hanging on our face. And we start again! What a good idea to lock them up!
Öly - Time to Go
Genre : Trip-Hop / Pop
Öly is the meeting of beatbox and cello, pop and trip-hop. All their talent is displayed on these 5 tracks. Their universe is unique, orginal and emotional.
We immerses ourselves with immense pleasure in the splendid bursts of voices, carried with maestria by compositions that sometimes look towards pop, but remaining deeply atypical. We attach ourselves very quickly to this cello, perfectly in its place, accompanied by a high level beatboxing.
Just like a meeting that we are not ready to forget. Even stealthy, it remains imbued like a memory of a moment of grace!
Rnk - Beyond
Genre : Chill / Electronic
Chill, class and diverse! This is in three words how to summarize Rnk’s EP. Without ever falling into the clichés of the soft "Chill-Out" record, 'Beyond' transports us in 5 different atmospheres, all really worked.
It's ideal for a good moment of relaxation, and suitable for any situation, both for a morning awakening of the senses, as well as for a moment of tranquility in the sun or back from a party.
This is an easy and ideal introduction to the universe of Rnk, but not without character.
Tel Quel - Le jour gît au beau milieu de la nuit
Genre : Alien / Rap
Hybrid duo, composed of a multi-instrumentalist and a rapper, Tel Quel can surprise at first sight! Because hybrid, the sound is even in the slightest detail! Their album will be extremely hard to classify!
Between french rap, rock, blues, song, impossible to find a box that matches. Past the surprise we are especially quickly amazed by the dexterity with which the duo manages to make cohabit, to mingle, worlds so opposed generally.
From surprise to complete enthusiasm there is finally only one step with Tel Quel.
Thulium Ray - Renaissanc6
Genre : Electronic
Too late to witness the blast-off, we find ourselves directly in space, in fear with this EP by Thulium Ray: a space and futuristic electronic, where every sound seems to come from far away!
Even if we are very far from our earthly landmarks, Thulium Ray takes care of us, makes us feel comfortable for this short immersion in their universe. Synthetic layers follow the deconstructed elements, sometimes intersecting, with great dexterity.
A short trip away, therefore, but nothing prevents us from prolonging it. On the contrary, a second listening is highly recommended.
The NCY Milky Band - Our Gurus
Genre : Jazz / Alien
A jazz quartet that makes covers in its own way of songs that have inspired them : big risk taking in sight! We are already reassured by listing their 'gurus', where we find for example Boards of Canada, Madlib or Serge Gainsbourg.
And then we listen and take full of the ears, so much the 4 acolytes manage to reinterpret the tracks with their sauce, to reclaim them while respecting them. A delicious groovy jazz delirium.
An album full of sweetness, energy, brass and tasty references!
HILA - 21
Genre : Beatmaking / Alien
Another huge release from the excellent Underdog Records label! The sound of HILA is the encounter of a beatmaking sometimes tinged with jazz and Armenian vibrations of the 80's and 90's.
A mixture as strange in theory as it is exciting to listen! No risk of falling into an obsolete folklore, the fusion is perfectly mastered and the immediate charm.
A unique sound, which definitively reconciles East and West, at least musically!
Kevin Follet - Viscera
Genre : IDM / Electronica
Structure and then dismantle... An art that Kevin Follet mastered perfectly! Just like that of setting ambiances, musical scenes, between abstraction and emotions.
The tracks of 'Viscera' are linked with an impressive intensity. Tension is maintained from end to end, as a soundtrack of a complex movie, testing nervously and emotionally.
A beautiful work of an artist as much wizard of machines as guru of atmospheres!
Anthony Baldino - Twelve Twenty Two
Genre : Electronica / Experimental
Slapping, screeching, and suddenly a melody appears, beautiful, intoxicating, bewitching. And sometimes it’s the other way around, but with the same enthusiasm effect.
Anthony Baldino’s album is an experimental but completely accessible work, a symphony of machines, a recital of optimistic post-apocalyptic ambiances. By deconstructing his rhythms and melodies, Anthony Baldino manages to create beauty in chaos.
Ideal for cerebral dance, or for letting music take control of our imagination!
Days of Being Wild - Ten Years of Being Wild (Compilation)
Genre : Electronic
10 years... no adolescence crisis yet in sight for the whimsical label Days of Being Wild, but an impressive maturity! A slightly disturbed maturity...
The anniversary compilation of the label goes well in this direction of a disturbed or even bipolar maturity! An electronic mind in a pop body, or even sometimes bossa-nova. But don’t worry, at this level, bipolarity is more a guarantee of an immense quality!
It goes in all directions is it’s damn enjoyable! Happy crazy birthday!
Gang Signs - Delivery
Genre : Indie / Alien
Dive into the darkness and look for the light. This is the game that Gang Signs seems to invite us to. Experience leads us to discomfort, to push our limits and to be guided by sound.
Gang Signs plays on a perpetual duality, a cold groove leads to luminous riffs, voices cross and mix, masculine and feminine, the tempo can accelerate at any time without warning...
A high-flying auditory experience, we only ask to start again to push the limits further.
BĘÃTFÓØT - De Vibez
Genre : Electronic
Top drummer in the Israeli scene (Red Axes, theAngelcy), BĘÃTFÓØT releases a solo EP .Side A is dedicated to the originals, a kind of big gap between electro-punk-pop and more dreamy and melancholic electronica.
Then comes the moment to turn on the B side with the remixes of Red Axes and Smagghe & Cross, which bring a real new fascinating reading to the original.
A wonderfully schyzophrenic record, which allows to alternate between dreams and furious desires to scream and jump in all directions!
Belial Pelegrim - Imitation of Faith
Genre : Electronica / IDM
Definitely, Bricolage label delights us with every release! Belial Pelegrim’s album is a synthetic pearl. A musical thousand-leaf, with complex structures, but ultimately very affordable.
Every sound seems be worked until it becomes melodious, even able to extract the melodic quintescence from an industrial noise.
"Imitation of Faith" is both beautiful and convoluted, as a form of experimental romanticism.