Surprisingly without the usual visual support of his signature comic books, Nancy-based, French Electronic composer and musician Alban Blaising AKA Feu Follet opted for a minimal approach to his fourth opus, simply titled “IV”, and instead of a charismatic fox, he puts the haunting photo of a tree on the cover.
Music-wise Feu Follet sticks to the distinctive sounds of his modular synthesizer and his dreamy, circulating guitar, albeit with a striking songwriting focus on potential guest vocalists built upon a Synthpop framework that sets the vocals into the spotlight, whilst not avoiding to investigate new subgenres like Witch-House.
WL//WH is pleased to Premiere the intoxicating and evocative thought-provoking second foretaste “On the Switch” featuring Berlin-based musician and Blackjack Illuminist Records mastermind Leonard Donat, AKA VLIMMER.
Poetic lyrics build a mystical earthen realm of painful conflicts to set the stage for a final catastrophe at the hands of a judgement-driven Kill Switch, hovering over humankind and all his flaws with blind justice.
Heavy, surreal swaying motions spin off-kilter, warped synth chimes with dragging and stumbling beats, sentient sonorous bass vibrations, and high-pitched untuned frequencies around a dramatic dual vocal interplay, stirring aching emotional angst, distant distressed echoes, and nervous celestial taunts with the mercurial whims of mellow piano key melodies and tumultuous surges of uncertain dread.
Feu Follet‘s fourth album, “IV”, is due out on July 29, 2022, CD / Cassette / Digital Download, through Berlin-based independent label Blackjack Illuminist Records.
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