231 // Caporal – Respire (Original Mix)

French duo Caporal debuts on CrowHunt Records with a top-notch-stuff album!

Founded by MontCosmik and Alda (SXDNS095), two creative and respected artists of the so-called Dark Disco/Indie Dance scene, Nantes-based label CrowHunt Records is finally back to bring to life its fourth release (the second of the year), starting in digital format and followed by a limited batch of 200 copies only – first come, first served, peeps!

The “Là et Maintenant” EP, delivered by the French duo Caporal (Aria.Z, synth, and Fred Caporal, vocals), consists of six EBM-New-Wave-Post-Punk-and-Electroclash-infused themes and showcases magnificently the artistry of the twosome. The French lyrics are definitely one of the highlights of the album and it would be unforgivable not to mention them here. Fred’s deep and imposing voice is definitely something.

Focusing on the dance floor – preferably a dark, sweaty, and packed one located in a forgotten basement somewhere in the shadows –, “Là et Maintenant” may have been released in the middle of the European summer, but it is not a sunny and fluffy album to be played in open airs or pool parties. In order to really absorb its raw and sharp sonority, one must do it surrounded by darkness.

It was hard to choose one to review/premiere, but after some deliberation, we opted for “Respire”, maybe the most interesting piece of the EP. The sometimes-sexy-sometimes-aggressive vocals combined with the fat bassline and the obscure synth layers result in a must-have musical masterpiece!

You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.

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