Artist: Kick Bong
Title: Watch The Mirror E.P.
Label: Cosmicleaf Records
Released: 15th May 2019
The lastest E.P. from Parisian producer Franck Jousellin ‘Watch The Mirror’ is a further exploration of electronica that at times touches upon melodic techno and trance, but is always juxtaposed with more chilled atmospheres and a downtempo underbelly. Which over the last few years has become a sound he has continued to perfect.
First up is the title track which begins in a dark brooding manner with electronic beeps and a plodding kick drum in a techno fashion. The looping bleeps are joined by sweeping melodic synths that build somewhat and eventually drop, whilst the last section hits a bit harder and includes some dubbed out spoken word samples.
Next on the agenda is ‘The Sky Light’ which again begins in a melancholic brooding manner but with a touch more pace than it’s predecessor. The dark fx and bass notes are perfectly counterbalanced with the lighter melodic tones and I’m really sold with this track.
Last but not least is ‘I Love It’ and keeping in fashion to the rest of the E.P. it begins with dark growling synths and bass notes before the lighter melodic synths and loops are employed. For me this is reminiscent of early 90’s techno and as the track develops it only strengthens that feeling for me. Once again I’m sold or you could say ‘I Love It’.
Reviewed by Woodzee