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ARTIST
TITLE
Transmissions Florales
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
BALIHU 017EP BALIHU 017EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/15/2008

"Transmissions Florales is Massi's first vinyl release. The density of the 808 drums reminds us this is synthetic from the start; but as the the swirling, phasing 7th chords and the crystal-like lead tones build up and blend with the laid-back wah-wah guitars, this simple song take us to some sensual, forgotten place with swaying limbs and flashing lights. With a few changes in structure and the timbre of the bass, the 'Acid Mix' proposes an alternate scenario -- gliding to the edge of madness with a wink at raving in the late '80s. Are we in the disco? Or at the seashore? Keep on moving, keep on flying. Bionic gulls call to each other over the ocean's arpeggios. 'Alpha Base' uses a similar synth palette, but with quite different results. Rather than waves, this piece seems to evoke dramatic weather over a jagged terrain. The funky, syncopated bass and percussion remind us of some ancient tribal ceremony on parched soil. Odd sound effects imitate the heat and sudden shots of lightning, while the ascending pentatonic breaks suggest a primitive electronic geisha, draped in mylar foil, deflecting the sun's rays as she dances for the gods. She performs an intricate sequence of steps, each with its own placement and hidden meaning. Having spent the past 2 years entertaining crowds at underground clubs in Berlin and around the EU, Massi is already somewhat known to those who enjoy dancing to whatever is eclectic, energetic, and atmospheric. Now, perhaps more people will hear his special groove. We hope you share our joy, our obsession and the particular oscillations from this very personal 'transmission florale.'"