Released in July 2010, Arandel’s first album was a musical treasure hunt on which some of the clues were somewhat cleverly elusive. This summer, InFiné gives you the opportunity to venture off the path beaten by In D and take a new byway with the release of In D remixed.
Conceptual and inspired, In D outlined over eight chosen variations a radically different brand of music, at the crossroads between lo-fi and electronic aesthetics. Drawing inspiration from the experimental New York scene, Arandel had set himself a strict methodology for composing and recording: under no circumstances would he resort to midi equipment or samplers. The result proved to be sonically bewildering. In order to retain the feel of electronic sound textures without using prefabricated sounds or digital effects, Arandel set off to explore a broad palette of sometimes ancient and often rare instruments, with an approach not dissimilar to that of an electronic Meliès.
This raw musical material, mutant and opulent, was to later be entrusted to a handful of the finest producers, commissioned to re-synthesise In D, resulting in the nine essential pieces featured on In D remixed.
Last autumn, we unveiled the first pieces of the collection with the releases of EPs In D#5 (Fraction, Michael Forzza as well as its Solfeggio version) and In D#3 (Sinner DC and Bruno Pronsato). The InFiné imprint – embodied here through the presence of Rone (and his surprisingly dubstep take on “In D#3”) and Manvoy de St Sadrill (on “In D#4”, one of the album’s outstanding tracks, only available on the vinyl edition of In D) – is proud to bring you two new perfectly rounded pearls of Intelligent Dance Music. Finally, on “In D#7”, violins soar against the African percussive work of the much talked about Mr Raoul K (noticed on “Mule” and Baobab), while Ol4f – a mysterious activist on the Lyon electronic scene – delivers a radical and syncopated reinterpretation of the Arandel world.
Link : www.infine-music.com/news/214/in-d-remixed-out-now