Brutalism is a style characterised by its monolithic appearance and raw concrete features. Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French architect is considered to be the father of the architectural movement, which was popularised in the 1970s. Many consider it to be cold and harsh, but as French producer FKClub aka Mark Lapeyre remarks: the beauty is in its ugliness.
Lapeyre is heavily influenced by Brutalism, which is the inspiration for his latest album named after the style itself. Finding a home on Astrolab Recordings, the label that he previously contributed to with his La Décadanse project, the LP blends his love of both electronic and rock music and ponders the question of what it means to be human.
Here he picks out 8 tracks that reflect on the Brutalist style...
Brian Eno - In Dark Trees
I’m a big fan of Eno, I love the way he multiplies layers of sound to create a unique instrument. 'In dark trees' could represent the starting point of my album 'Brutalism', it's a track that could easily fit in.