Jerofou “Fiere Allure EP”

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Artist: Jerofou
Title: Fiere Allure EP
Label: Cinematic
Remixers: Bleak, Steve Parker, Sebasien San
Cat. #: CINMV12003
Format: Digital
Release Date: June 2013
1. Regard den bas
2. Regard den bas (Bleak Remix)
3. Fiere Allure
4. Fiere Allure (Steve Parker Remix)
5. Regard den bas (Sebastien San E Piano Mix)

Next up on Cinematic is an EP from Fouqueray Jérôme aka Jerofu. Over the course of the last four years, the Frenchman has honed his own intricate, rhythmical vision of techno on labels like Verboten and Cascabel. On this Fiere Allure EP we find him in a comparatively deep and pensive mood, with three razor sharp remixes bolstering the package.

The title track in its original form is alive with the pitter-patter of toms and feathery percussive lines. They weave their way in and out of tribal drums and make for an elongated, shadowy techno listen. Portugal and Ovum’s Steve Parker tackles the first remix, cutting it up with searing thin synth lines and a layering in muted windy howl. It’s prickly and edgy, to be sure.

Jerofou’s other original, “Regard d’en Bas” is almost religious in its streaming hymnal chords and gentle progression. Serene and blissful, it shows techno’s more sensitive side off in a great light, and proves the Frenchman has a delicate melodic touch. The Bleak remix is no such delicate affair; instead it’s made up of bold, ever so slightly decaying loops of barrelling techno a la Swedish experts Skudge. Powerful stuff for sure.

The final mix comes from Ab Initio figurehead Sebastian San who forms a restless, itchy and skippy remix that’s only tethered to the ground by the sombre chords of the original. Artful and expert in everyway, we’d like to think it’s another timeless package.

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