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ARTIST
TITLE
Out 1
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
INITIAL 004CD INITIAL 004CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/19/2011

Out 1, the debut album by Pierre LX, slinks elegantly around the peripheries of electronic music in a way that only a record made in London can. Not really techno, kind of like house, but certainly influenced by the UK's bass music scene, this is one of those albums that slips between genres into its own groove. His contemporaries, producers like John Roberts, Instra:mental and Pearson Sound, are on a similar wavelength. Pierre's analog jams are moody and sensuous, raw and sometimes jacking, and they unravel in a cool, understated manner that makes them ideal for the warm-up and perfect for the after-party. You could say this is serious stuff, hopelessly self-indulgent and one for the purists, and you'd be right. But let Out 1 seduce you and it's easy to see why Pierre LX is the producer many other producers and DJs are talking about. Panorama Bar's Cassy led the way when she included one of his first releases, "Gabita," on her 2009 Cocoon mix. Out 1 is made up of eight pieces that were improvised on the machines in Pierre's home studio over a short period. The album takes its name from French new-wave director Jacques Rivette's 1971 avant-garde epic, a work Pierre encountered studying film and video art in London. "I wanted it to have a kind of geometrical feel. The idea is that the listener can approach the album from different angles, but they'll still be able get into the narrative," he says. "Each track was recorded as a continuous live take on hardware to heighten the sense of intimacy and realism."