Those following the netlabel IDM scene have almost certainly bumped into Eerik Inpuj Sound at some point or another. They were inactive for a few years and have re-emerged in 2011 with quite a few new albums and remastered releases by Proswell, Ilkae and the Walter Carpenter tribute page. Their catalogue numbering is as chaotic as it gets, so don’t get fooled by the numbering. These guys have been around for quite some time releasing all sorts of experimental and / or idm sounds.
Enter Kaneel, the little French redhead with a fetish for so called emotional glitchtronic sounds and curator of the hiatus Petite & Jolie label. A long time netaudio artist, collaborating heavily with Camomille and Apegnine Recordings, he enjoys mixing EEM and IDM together with some glitchy sounds of heavy tracker scene influences. Renoise fanboy to the max, Kaneel’s releases are often introspective and riddled with emotions locked away in the different crackles and bleeps. It isn’t your usual electronica. Some could call it ambient, but that would also miss the target somewhat. Calling it that would actually be downplaying the subtle emotional charge that gets abstracted into his tracks. Some folks get it while others fail to get into the zone and truly feel Kaneel’s pain as much as he wish they did. Regardless of any potential failure all listening ears are cryptically cuddled and kissed by his sweet sounds all the same and take something interesting home with them.
Released just shortly after his “Split EP” with Lackluster at Awkward Silence, “Your Average Best Friend” is Kaneel’s best album so far and well worth a few listens and some donations at his bandcamp page if you care for supporting some more of it. The excellent cover artwork by Nathaniel “nkurence” Reeves, the regular Inpuj talented cover artwork artist, is the cherry on top.
Kaneel – L’équilibre détraqué
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