Following on from Timothy 'Heretic' Clerkin's world-destroying Serenade EP, next up on Ransom Note Records is an absolute diamond of a record from fresh-faced Belgian kit freak Maximilien Vincent, aka Placid One. C Balloon has already been receiving support from the likes of Michael Mayer, Vladimir Ivkovic and Cosmo Vitelli.
The title track is a chrome-plated, drum-less masterpiece, and belongs firmly in the lineage of the emotional best of Detroit. It's followed by the broken tech-funk of 'Bombay Persuasion' and the breakbeat acid flavours of 'Life'. All three tracks combine Placid One’s youthful exuberance with a yearning for the hardware mentasm of early Brit pioneers; the ghosts of Aphex Twin, Orbital and Kirk Degiorgio can be heard echoing through their grooves. Remixes come courtesy of Cass. and Timothy 'Heretic' Clerkin, who provide two very different reimaginings of the title track.
Out 21st July, C Balloon is now available for pre-order on our Bandcamp, where all orders will come with a special limited edition print. Right now, you can preview the whole record below: