Over the course of the past 13 months or so, I’ve spilled copious amounts of ink covering the frenetically prolific, French electronic music artist, producer and JOVM mainstay LutchamaK. And during that same period, the French JOVM mainstay has released an array of EPs, standalone singles and albums with material that generally draws from techno, with elements of deep house and EDM among other electronic music genres, sub-genres and styles.
The French JOVM mainstay started off this year with the release of his latest full-length album Pi. Written and recorded in an inspired three month burst, Pi finds LutchamaK crafting the darkest and heaviest material of his rapidly expanding catalog to date. So far I’ve written about three of the album’s singles:
“KindaHot.” an expansive, trance-inducing track that brings Tour de France-era Kraftwerk to mind.
“Gesture,” a swaggering and infectious banger centered around squiggling and wobbling synth arpeggios, tweeter and woofer rocking beats, a glistening melody and a sample from the 2013 major motion picture The Family.
“Jump in Time,” a futuristic and swaggering take on dub with a cosmic sheen.
According to the French JOVM mainstays Pi’s fourth and latest single, “Au-delà du reél” can be translated into English as “Beyond Reality.” Featuring industrial clang and clatter, jackhammering beats and shimmering synth arpeggios “Au-delà du reél” manages to be a slick synthesis of industrial and tribal house from the 38th century with female vocals that LutchamaK says ask to be taken beyond reality.