Millimetrik’s Mystique drums and soundscapes
Mystique drums is the fifth album by Millimetrik a.k.a. Pascal Asselin, who hails from Quebec city (And so am I…) but it’s not the reason why I’m reviewing his album since a lot of readers of my blog are from foreign countries. I’m not too fond of chauvinist people who praise music for their origins or city. It’s not because it’s from Berlin, Detroit or London that the music is automatically interesting. Whilst it’s fair to say that Mystique drums is the work of someone who’s manage to keep himself up to date in the realm of electronic music with dubstep and breakbeat beats spliced together with amazing soundscapes, I think what I liked the most about Mystique drums is the fact that this album has a lot of what dance & electronic records seems to be somewhat lacking these days : emotions. Danse rue de Chabrol danse almost got me confused with Boards of Canada, for its sheer emotional content. It’s music with depth, with an evolving lullaby, a rhythm that never gets tedious, and that seems to glide along with the listener into a peaceful and yet engaging landscape…Chilled and with energetic rhythms, tracks like Quebec city mountains maintain a dynamic presence of elements interacting with each other especially in the rhythm area as Asselin, a former drummer for Below the Sea, also played drums on some of the tracks such as Outhouse / I Wish You Will Never Leave and Gong Fu Cha. As a matter of fact, the only complaint I have with the album, is that I wish some of the tracks would last a bit longer. Listening to Mystique drums is such a pleasant journey, one you’d wish would never end…Bravo Pascal !
Millimetrik : Danse Rue De Chabrol Danse : 2010 / Make mine music