Dorine_Muraille – Mani

Hardcore folktronica. From Cherbourg

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Like Fennesz and Four Tet, Julien Locquet (aka Dorine_Muraille) takes folk-inflected acoustic melodies and scrambles them through his laptop to create digital pastorales. Unlike them, however, Locquet seems to have a conflicted attitude towards the prettiness of his sources.

On Mani, his British debut, he stretches chansons with impressive rigour. Guitar and piano passages are deconstructed in a way that evokes millions of ants shredding a carcass very quickly.

The results are messy, then, but also technically dazzling and often beautiful in spite of Locquet’s frenetic micro-edits.

He’d benefit from calming down a little, nevertheless.

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