Our Friday selection:
Cri Du Coeur – Erickson / Erickson On Acid (Arkham Audio, ARKIO03a / ARKIO03b)
Belgian techno wizard Cri Du Coeur is back with a new 2-part vinyl release on his label Arkham Audio titled ‘Erickson’ & ‘Erickson on Acid’, which features remixes ex- clusively from French artists. Jerome D., the man behind the Cri Du Coeur alias, is prized in the industry for giving platforms to Belgian and French artists throughout his career, so it comes as no surprise that he is showing his francophile roots by having a solely French lineup for the remixes on this release. Following the recent release of his EPs ‘Diaphragm’ and ‘Warning’, and now bringing us the inebriating ‘Erickson’ & ‘Erickson on Acid’, Cri Du Coeur has established that his new alias and freshly-founded but tenacious Arkham Audio label are a force to be reckoned with.
The entrancing yet adrenalizing sound that he has adopted shows that his approach to industrial electronic music knows no boundaries or compromises.
The first part of this release features the original mix of ‘Erickson’ by Cri Du Coeur and remixes of the track by Electric Rescue, [ Wex 10 ], and Trunkline. The second part ‘Erickson on Acid’ puts a squelching acid twist on things and features remixes
by Roman Poncet, Umwelt, and Zadig.
The original mix of ‘Erickson’ leads with a strong beat and a mixture of industrial sounds that makes for a sublime dark dancefloor track. Electric Rescue follows on with a remix that engages the listener with a terrorising yet intoxicating heavy base- line. Next up is [ Wex 10 ] who enchants us with a bouncy laserbeam rhythm and muffled looping vocals. Last but not least on the ‘Erickson’ lineup is Trunkline’s remix which delivers an addictive hazy melody and a deep and dirty mechanical synth horn.
Cri Du Coeur plays with tensions in ‘Erickson (on Acid)’, putting the listener into a state of hypnosis with squelching sounds that give the song a raunchy character. We are implored to dance as Roman Poncet’s remix bears layers of lively percussion beats with twangy synth melodies. The mood intensifies once more as Umwelt’s re- mix features a dark and fuzzy baseline that contrasts with a screeching siren sound creating an ultimate thrilling experience for the listener. Zadig closes off this immen- se concoction of remixes with a relentless distorted base and scintillating machinelike
Cri Du Coeur has outdone himself by bringing together such a well-suited selection of artists to create a visceral and magnetizing collection of tracks that showcases his competence in making industrial techno. You can look forward to both ‘Erickson ‘ & ‘Erickson on Acid’ being released simultaneously in digital form and on vinyl on the 24th July.
Tracklist: Cri Du Coeur – Erickson / Erickson On Acid (Arkham Audio, ARKIO03a / ARKIO03b)
002. Erickson (Electric Rescue Remix)
003. Erickson ([wex10] Remix)
004. Erickson (Trunkline Remix)
01. Erickson On Acid
02. Erickson On Acid (Roman Poncet Remix)
03. Erickson On Acid (Umwelt Remix)
04. Erickson On Acid (Zadig Remix)