Wednesday, 28 October 2009


The second release on Ewan Pearson and Sasse Lindblad's Misericord label came courtesy of Belgium's Mugwump, represented by the duo of Geoffroy Dewandeler and Olivier GrĂ©goire, aka Kolombo. (Spirit Catcher's Jean Vanesse and Thomas Sohet, co-founders of the project, have moved on.) Where earlier Mugwump releases for the likes of Moodmusic have reflected a lush, melodic electro-house sensibility, ‘Boutade’ is in keeping with Misericord's slow-disco aesthetic, clocking in at a churning 107BPM.

With over two minutes of intro, they take their time digging in, but it's hardly wasted: fluttering violins, channeling the nervous energy of Philip Glass, cushion dramatic string vamps and methodical tympanis that stretch the tension to breaking point. The same simplicity rules the rest of the tune, which is built on a fat, jaunty bassline and a plucked lead ruffling its peacock feathers. Instead of development, Mugwump follow contours in the sound, focusing their energies on judicious filtering and the sneaky rearrangement of the song's principal themes. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Mugwump - Boutade by piece together music

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