Coquelicot Records is back with its second release of the year, peeps. After featuring Argentinian hero Poulper (SXDNS146/FREEDL028), the French label brings a four-track EP made with love by Paris-based duo The Squirrel Effect, formed by Sir Squirrel & Dr Nuts, who met during a fencing game in Macedonia. This bitterly disputed duel was only stopped by the fortuitous presence of a family of squirrels in the middle of their search for nuts. This had the immediate effect of sealing the fight and gave birth to a strong and creative friendship.
For their third appearance on Coquelicot, The Squirrel Effect delivers “Ode à Georges” EP: Four originals alternating between Deep House and soaring Electronica. A percussive story with various influences – which will remain secretly kept – combined with homemade samples and hardware instruments.
Named after a commune in southwestern France, “Esparros”, the theme we were solicited to review, is a well-constructed and intricate breakbeat piece. Exquisite percussive elements, a robust acid layer, and whimsical synth leads make up the exotic sound concoction inventively used by the lads. Weird, but we liked it very much!
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.