Your NYC and Berlin artist friends will be impressed as they peruse your record collection, but of course when it really comes down to it, records are meant to be heard not seen thus all this posturing won't mean shit if it don’t sound good, ya dig?
Fortunately, Dapayk and Dredl Kibosh deliver sublimely. Fenou describe their output as “cute minimal electronica” and Dapayk’s ‘Dehalledretro’ fits the bill nicely. It has a cinematic quality to it, evoking a contemplative scenario out of Twin Peaks. With a slow peaceful groove, it bristles with warmth, leaving you with a sense of serenity. If you are familiar with Dapayk’s live set you’ll recognize elements at play here, as the track is built from loops he’s played during performances.
On the flipside, ‘I Found You’ is an equally calming down-tempo number, the male delivery of the only line in the song (‘I found you’) layered over a bevy of broken beats and intelligent sequences. The addition of a monster (yet soothing) bassline which pokes its head out every now and again complements proceedings nicely.
All in all Fenou04 is a record that I would be proud to put on display to friends of all ilk, whether they be artist snobs, IDM snobs or simply those who appreciate fine music.