Ocoeur :: A Parallel Life (n5MD)

Ocoeur trails a path more invested in glitch-dynamics and tangled ambient sheets on A Parallel Life.

Franck Zaragoza (aka Ocoeur) revealed Light as a feather in 2013 and it “presenting a very well produced collage that is highly animated and fluid, and is as colorful as the label’s catalog itself” as Nocturnal Ghost described in his review. Now that we’re mid-stride into 2014, Ocoeur trails a path more invested in glitch-dynamics and tangled ambient sheets on A Parallel Life.

“Universe,” “North” and the title track reveal low-end manipulated electrical abstracts shifting and swaying about as microscopic textures coalesce with glittering emotive synths and tumbling bass. “L’horloge” offers flickering hypnotic beatwork swirling in echoed vats, dub-laden with a shimmering clicks’n cuts minimalist approach. Elsewhere more subdued patterns and lost ambient dub-tech sizzling evolves as featured on “First highway” and “Ostz.” Tranquilized atmospheric instruments buzz in sequence—”Kofski” being a sincere lament—whereas “Red” and “Beyond Infinite” fade away in crackling dusty drones.

Aptly titled, Ocoeur ventures into engaging electrical shapes which run slightly parallel to previous output.

A Parallel Life is available on n5MD.

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