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ARTIST
TITLE
Taki 183
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TSR 023CD TSR 023CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/19/2011

Under the guise of DyE, we find Taki 183, an enigmatic debut album from Juan de Guillebon; long-time bass player in the Parisian electronic scene -- Joakim & The Disco, Botox and Maestro. DyE has said of Taki 183 that it "is a personal and progressive urban design" already popular with artists as diverse as James Murphy, DJ Mehdi, Erol Alkan and James Holden. The album is filled with dreamy electro-pop and excessive shoe gaze, and also introverted dubstep and hallucinogenic nu-disco. Previous to this album, DyE created a little project called "One Week, One Track!" which saw him upload a new track to MySpace every week. Artists such as Zombie Zombie, Cosmo Vitelli and Feadz all waxed lyrical about this new artist, but DyE said nothing of his diabolical plan to be both anonymous and popular to anyone. His first release was the 12" Imperator, but again, no word from DyE. So when the second single came, Cristal d'Acier, which was considerably more "wonky," DJ Mehdi decided to remix it. Later, DyE contributed the track "Nike" to the Tigersushi 10 Year Anniversary release. "Vader," "Taki 183" and "Star Vac" were all born during "One Week, One Track," while "Nike," "Cristal d'Acier" and "Dark White" all featured as catalog releases on Tigersushi. But this is not a compilation of tracks, this is collection of tracks "to create my sci-fi universe: each track is the color of a mood, made of time, experience and loss." The sentiment couldn't be more true, with "Immortals Only" mapping a period of loss and "Matthias & Charlotte" suggesting a milestone on a great journey to a happier place. Between these two key tracks is "Hole In Ocean," which is a nightmare that DyE enjoys relishing in, possibly suggesting the inevitability that one day this body of work will be released, which brings us to date. Taki 183 was recorded using analog equipment such as the Roland TR606, Moog Source and a Korg Ploy Six into Pro-Tools.