Brawther Tran­sient States

Ne­gen­tropy

Future Music - - ALBUM REVIEWS - Tom Jones

French house pro­ducer Brawther cel­e­brates a decade of re­leases with his first studio al­bum, the highly at­mo­spheric and as­sured Tran­sient

States. Re­leased on his own brand new la­bel, Ne­gen­tropy, the al­bum show­cases the typ­i­cally deep, di­verse and dubby sound of this much-loved DJ and pro­ducer.

En­com­pass­ing the open-mind­ed­ness of its creator, the record strad­dles jazz, break­beat, house, techno, down­beat and dub with to­tal free­dom. Wooz­ing synths, lush pads, warm melodies and deep, grum­bling bass join lu­cid grooves and in­tox­i­cat­ing rhythms to cre­ate a sound­scape as rest­less as it is im­mer­sive. Brim­ming with self-ex­pres­sion, Brawther takes us on an ex­pan­sive jour­ney through his in­flu­ences, while find­ing the hazy, dub-heavy en­ergy of his DJ per­for­mances. Like his club sets, this record has a nat­u­ral, im­pul­sive flow. Work­ing from deeper, laid­back house grooves into tougher work­outs, the al­bum builds in mo­men­tum. The more down­beat ex­cur­sions spin into spacey, fu­tur­is­tic vibes be­fore lur­ing us back into the warm, vis­ceral pal­ette that makes Brawther so spe­cial.

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