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ARTIST
TITLE
Lent
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SPARK 007CD SPARK 007CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/17/2003

"Vicent Fibla started the spa.RK label in Barcelona, during 2001. Lent : 'lent' means literally 'slow' in Catalan, and should not be associated with fasting or any kind of religious observance. Lent finds Vicent in composed and fully assured form, employing trademark electronic elements, yet finding enough distinction to set it above and beyond the vast conveyor belt of the contemporary electronic scene. There's an unhurried, slow motion grace at the heart of this release, and it shows considerable amounts of heart and feeling at every turn. 'Krud' immediately settles into a sedate, majestic progression -- booming bass and chords like ointment. 'Making the Most of It' carries the feeling of impending time, building up from washes of sound and layer, emerging poised and smooth from a relatively crunched up beginning. 'La Baie des Anges' adopts a more architectural approach, perhaps more Autechre than Gaudi, but still, anyone who's visited the Sonar festival in Vicent's home town should understand the thrust and the context of this graceful piece. 'Boringly Repetitive' takes the slanderous, almost journalistic term and fires it right back at the critics. Bumping along at an increased tempo, there's a defiant, joyous electronic hook which in the right hands could rock any party, worth the name. 'Antaix' brings us back to earth, crumpled but still nicely crisped around the edges, while 'Inside' enlists the assistance of DJ 2D2 on turntables, support DJ on the latest Prefuse 73 tour. Summing up, we find the concluding track 'An Incredible Shared Moment' and that could stand as fitting comment on the inclusive, sunblessed, shimmering web of sound that is Lent."