Quick reviews of full recent EP/LP's released by HomeCooking Share's users
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!
Clemix - Non Merci
Genre : Electro-Pop
Pop but unclassifiable finally! Clemix constantly navigates between two waters, touching as much French song as a funky electro, hip-hop as disco...
Despite all these big gaps, the EP 'Non Merci' is not disconcerting. On the contrary, we like to dance to the sounds of Clemix, between finesse and efficiency.
5 original tracks, a singular and unique universe... Can’t wait for the next episode!
Contra Maerorem - Veretans of Void
Genre : Experimental
Contra Maerorem’s productions are above all experimental works. The goldsmith tries to push the limits, bringing us into virgin and uninhabited musical fields.
No need to look for a trace of Groove on the planet Contra Maerorem, there is none. In any case not as we know it. But every sound seems to have a meaning, even more so when it is pushed into its recesses.
It’s up to your heart and passion! A complete sound experience!
The Lying Cat - Second Life
Genre : Electronic
Cats are special animals, so if they’re lying... This one has the particularity to manage to sound noisy and groovy or jazzy and contemplative at the same time!
An impressive work on textures characterizes these 7 tracks! But not only! It is above all an ability to make synthetic atmospheres human that stands out. And devilishly endearing and addictive!
He may be a liar, but The Lying Cat exudes sincerity!
Phinoshey - KIB'S ERA
Genre : Hip-Hop
KIB’S ERA is a story told by Phinoshey. The story of Kibera, one of the largest urban slums across the globe. But it's also the story of a talented rapper filled with dreams.
In addition to playing on words with excellent dexterity and flow, Phinoshey is an inspired musician, navigating between jazzy atmospheres, neo soul ambiances, and classical hip hop.
For all those who want to discover the Kenyan hip-hop scene, KIB’S ERA is a perfect gateway, which we will reopen with great pleasure!
LutchamaK - Goth in the Shell
Genre : Techno
Making dance without necessarily increasing the tempo, leaving room to the contemplative while making dance... In the space of 8 tracks, Lutchamak manages to combine both.
Sometimes linear but stubborn, sometimes broken, his Techno is a model of dancefloor-killer that can move in early afternoon album.
A very nice discovery, that we can enjoy at any time of the day, and that we can follow with his new EP 'Here and Now', which has just been released!
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!
Pershanoush - #2
Genre : Pop / Electro-pop
It’s time for a little electro-pop EP. But a high-quality electro-pop, which manages to recall the 80’s, in their good side. And combines a very current production.
Sometimes it slips, sometimes it creaks, sometimes it’s suspressed, and sometimes it’s sung. In all variations, the tracks of Peshanoush provoke an immediate enthusiasm. Like this sublime cover of Garbage’s "Stupid Girl", like a bridge between decades!
A short EP that lets imagine great potential, and invites us to watch for upcoming events!
MUSTiE - Winter
Genre : RnB / Groove
A desire for a little quarter of an hour of warmth in the middle of winter? Mustie’s Winter will satisfy you! 4 little groovy and sensual sweets await you there.
4 small nuggets, classy, hard to pinpoint, between R'nB, soul vocals, jazzy atmosphere and some sound experiments... A nice mix, which calls for letting go.
Unclassifiable but warm, like a privileged little moment by the fireplace.
Folium - Ni Déesses Ni Maîtresses
Genre : Pop
"Ni Déesses Ni Maîtresses" is meant to be a tribute to women, to their sensitivity and to their quest for absolute. Folium gives a wonderful poetic tribute.
All the ingredients of an ideal French pop are brought together in this first album of Folium. Mixed with a bit of groove, a pinch of electronics and some psychedelic memories, all in a fair dosage... The cocktail is tasty!
To be enjoyed without moderation, and with a smile on your lips!
Stonerpop - American Dreams
Genre : Electronic / Alien
A waking dream... "American Dream", new album by the duo Stonerpop, takes the listener on a journey through 10 deeply synthetic musical dreams. Their productions are as sensitive as they are ethereal.
Sometimes accompanied by soothing vocals that blend perfectly into the decor or by analog guitars, the tracks are similar to a spider web due to the complexity of their construction.
And what a pleasure to be stuck in this web, and to fully enjoy the pop of Stonerpop. A futuristic pop, or even a futuristic pop dream...
Abstract Orchestra & Slum Village - Fantastic 2020 vol.1
Genre : Hip-Hop
Abstract Orchestra (mega hip hip big band) and Young RJ (half of Slum Village) release a complete rendition of the classic, “Fantastic Vol. 2” album, produced by Jay Dee (a.k.a. J Dilla).
That’s to summarize and make your mouth water... And no disappointment! Each reinterpretation highlights and respects the original, adding a personal touch. A true joy to rediscover these classics in a new light
A hip-hop peak climbed the funkiest way!
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.
Dunebug - Dunebug
Genre : Pop
Dreamy and slightly psychedelic pop. The perfect definition for the term "dream-pop". And this is exactly what Dunebug serves us from her bedroom where we were composed the 5 tracks of her eponymous EP.
"Dunebug" is a sweet and luminous dream, in which voice and guitar enter in perfect harmony, with a hint of melancholy.
The kind of dream we would like not to have to interrupt. Or better yet, a call to prolong this warm weather under the duvet!
Benjamin Gibert - Taihua
Genre : Electronica / Ambient
‘Taihua’ is a Māori word, refering to the intertidal zone, area between the limits of low and high-tide. A concept-EP therefore based on sounds recorded in New Zealand.
Benjamin Gibert’s talent then comes to succeed in assembling all this, and harmonizing it with a fine electronica, often tinged with ambient. The dreamy sounds of "Taihua" provide immediate well-being!
A hymn to the ocean, to its splendour and diversity. And above all a beautiful musical discovery, much more than a simple "concept-EP"!
Pinhdar - Pinhdar
Genre : Indie Rock
Emotions. Harmony. Grace. If we were to summarize in a few words Pinhdar’s eponymous album, it could be a good direction...
Pinhdar’s music is rich, full of intoxicating details, but what immediately strikes us is this ability to transmit emotions as diverse as possible.
And those moments of musical grace, those moments when we can allow ourselves to disconnect from reality, to surrender to the music.
The Fat Badgers - Soul Train
Genre : Funk
A storm, a hurricane, a typhoon... Whatever the name, the "Soul Train" of The Fat Badgers will smash everything in its path. No rest, the groove is omnipresent throughout the album.
"Soul Train" is the genre of 100% funk and timeless album , which can only arouse enthusiasm (hard to limit) and a furious desire to join the dancefloor!
No worries, once in the eye of the storm, the atmosphere is festive and colorful! And ultra funky!
Usken - Drive
Genre : Trip-Hop / Indie
Usken is a small Norwegian island. Seen like this, "Drive" could be a road trip through the fjords. Cold, Usken’s music sometimes is, but not only...
It is above all the disturbing beauty of the sounds, magnified by this crystalline voice (and just as disturbing) that would characterize the "sound" Usken. Usken’s road trip also makes a stop by the Bristol Trip-Hop, while thinking about garage rock.
"Drive" blows hot and cold for our greatest happiness.
Irvine - Guiding Pulses
Genre : Indie Rock
Under airs of classical Indie Rock, Irvine seems to like to improvise as a guide through much less explored trails. A single track can both take back the "codes" of a Rock banger, and suddenly get away from it.
The entrance into Irvine’s universe is therefore widely accessible, but the visit becomes exciting as darker nooks and crannies sink.
Not creepy at all, however, and we emerge from this visit with beautiful melodies in mind and memories of fascinating adventures.
32 MARS - Diagonale
Genre : Hip-Hop / Groove
A mega hip-hop big-band! The rap of 32 MARS exudes groove, funk, jazz, carried by a bunch of inspired and inspiring musicians. By letting ourself be transported by the hurricane "Diagonale", getting your hips in becomes a reflex, completely uncontrollable.
Icing on the cake, the whole is carried by a poetic storm and by a precise and warm flow. A good reason for non-francophones to get quickly to the language of Molière (and 32 MARCH)!
An explosion worthy of a big bang!
Meem - Monsters vs. Music
Genre : Hip-Hop / Groove
Meem, the legendary Australian beatmaker is back! And what happens when a wizard of beat and groove surrounds himself with inspired vocalist collaborators from all over the world?
A mixture between funk, reggae and hip-hop, of such fluidity that it seems obvious! The magic works immediately! In 7 tracks, Meem gives us a tour of the musical world and a trip in the last 4 decades!
Thanks for the trip, Mr. Meem!
Greentea Peng - Rising
Genre : Soul
Is Greentea Peng the future gondola head of a "Soul" scene in perpetual evolution? In any case its glorious seniors can wait serenely for the next generation, Greentea Peng has enough talent to take care of it!
Sensuality and warmth are omnipresent on this EP, magnified by Greentea Peng’s subtle and hypnotic voice. With a nice risk taking and a daring instrumental work, that does not turn in loop!
Talent, originality... we take bets?
mokroïé - Machines & Soul
Genre : Trip-Hop / Alien
Machines have a soul with mokroïé! They are sensitive, deep but dark, very dark! They also know how to surround themselves with humans who seem to be their first cousins, from a vocal point of view.
And especially mokroïé knows how to extract the most enchanting sounds. These 8 tracks sail between trip-hop and electronic, with a very high cinematographic power.
A world of machines controlled by mokroïé and his accolytes is absolutely not scary, but potentially as addictive as it's obscure!
ATN Soul & Noamle - Bleue
Genre : Pop / Alien
Making complex things obvious... Complex! The tracks of ATN Soul & Noamle are really complex. Whether it is in the structure of tracks, the mixture of genres and colors, we feel this immense desire to experiment.
But rather than losing the listener, the result gives the impression of a futuristic pop, which would take its inspiration as much in jazz, soul, bossa nova and electronics.
To make obvious complex things... The proof of an immense talent? In any case we ask for more!
Marc Ayats - Cinquante
Genre : Techno
19 years and 50 releases for the French label A-Traction... And here is a little compilation to celebrate! The boss Marc Ayats takes the controllers, all that remains is to turn up the sound.
A 5-star cast, even better! A French Techno manifesto in all its splendour: the atmospheres are sometimes dark, electro, sometimes funky, futuristic. No need to name-drop (which would be too long anyway), the best is to listen and enjoy.
Can’t wait for the 100th release?
Parson Jones - Clear as Day
Genre : Pop / Groove
Grab a good California pop-made spoon, add a huge amount of sexy bass-filled groove, insert a pinch of hip-hop, and entrust the mix to Parson Jones, the learned musical leather makers.
You will get a sunny cocktail, vitaminated, with implacable melodies. It remains only to savor, without any risk of indigestion, only of immediate addiction!
A good dose of feel good! Thank you for this dream of a permanent summer!
Tommyarvis & Dave JR - Horizon II
Genre : Hip-Hop / Rap
Fasten your belts! Horizon II is much more stupefying than a simple association between a beatmaker and an MC. A cavalcade of futuristic beats that perfectly match a complex and polyform flow.
One magnifies the other and vice versa, to make only one. Electronic influences, more classical hip-hop... Everything seems to be rushing at high speed but with an impressive technical mastery.
Immediate take-off to a resolutely futuristic hip hop!
Trip for Léon - Perpetual Waves
Genre : Trip-Hop / Folk
Welcome to the musical intimacy of Trip for Léon, a private, deep and unique intimacy. Each of the 4 tracks of "Perpetual Waves" reveals another facet.
Their "trip-folk", carried by a crystalline voice and a sublime orchestration, is full of perfectly assumed influences. A discreet, glamorous beauty who knows how to love her listener.
By opening our eyes at the end of "Perpetual Waves", we dream only of closing them and plunging back into this universe...
Loopsy Dazy - Estuary
Genre : Electronic / Alien
Loopsy Dazy is a live-looping acoustic-electronic project with acoustic guitar, synth, beats and effects, and frequent accompaniment on violin.
A complex project in appearance, but made "obvious" by the talent of Loopsy Dazy. And by the grace of this talent, a violin can ring funky, an acoustic guitar loop can be dancing or experimental.
And even starting in 25 different directions, everything stays consistent. And exciting!