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 two 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. The track managed to be deceptively faster than what it seems — but as LutchamaK explained in press notes, he attempted to be craft a simpler composition that mixes techno and pop, while paired with a message that he says is close to his heart.
“Jump in Time,” Pi’s third and latest single is a futuristic and swaggering take on dub with a cosmic sheen, centered around skittering tweeter and woofer rocking beats beats and squiggling synth arpeggios. Much like its immediate predecessor, it’s deceptively faster than what it seems.