lundi 26 septembre 2011


1 C8H10N4O2 (7:06)

Here’s the very first solo release of JF under the name of Jerome Froese. Froese Jr had to accompany his companion Ulrich Schnauss, who had participated in the compilation album Unpleasant Poems which Jerome had recorded under TDJ Rome's pen name for the label Ground Liftaz, for a mini concert to Eindhoven, in 2004. Both had to produce a track for this concert and sadly Ulrich Schnauss broke his hand. The track written by Jerome C8H10N4O2 (the chemical formula for caffeine) was recovered by the Dutch label Groove and put on sale in October, 2004.
"C8H10N4O2" hatches out with a somber synth wave which undulates behind guitar notes floating in an ethereal ambiance. Nice synth pads come to cover this delicate intro that a nervous bass and cymbals surround. And percussions break out with big riffs and reverberating lamentations of guitars. The rhythm panting, "C8H10N4O2" runs on a brief unbridled passage before falling in the arms of a synth with rocking pads on a rhythm supported by flitting and sober percussions. A melodious passage follows, with beautiful synth chords skimmed through by metallic layers. Held between ethereal ambiances and wild rhythms, the rhythm embraces the same paths as the Dream Mixes series (in particular 4) and brings us towards beautiful melodious passages (the piano in the 5th minute) which float into mellotron mists. Concluding thus this Jerome's first single, under his real identity.
If you like the Dream Mixes series, you will adore C8H10N4O2. A nice single which presents us a Jerome Froese still shy and little sure of him and who leans on the still quite fresh structures of DM.


Sylvain Lupari (2011)
Cet article est disponible en Français sur le site de Guts of Darkness, dont je suis chroniqueur sous le nom de Phaedream

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