MERCURIAL SKIN REMIXES: TOME 2
12" Vinyl NL
Second round of remixes for Shlømo’s album “Mercurial Skin”.
2018 was a year in which Shaun Baron-Carvais, aka Shlomo, fully arrived as one of techno's most exciting talents. An individual at the centre of the city's rich and diverse scene, the Parisian affirmed the thoughts of many as he unveiled his fourteen-track debut album "Mercurial Skin" on Taapion to critical acclaim, marking a significant chapter in the Shlomo journey and a first for the imprint, with DJ Mag naming the LP #6 in their Best Albums of 2018, whilst featuring in Tsugi's top three albums of the year, with praise extending throughout the dance music world and beyond from the likes of Groove Magazin, TRAX and Mixmag, through to publications such as Liberation, Le Bonbon and more. The project signaled both the arrival of a highly anticipated album, but also a complete presentation of Shaun's universe as an artist, with Tsugi noting the release as a "first step towards the total blossoming of a big name in electronic music" as they welcomed him to curate their highly coveted cover CD, showcasing his diverse, expansive palette as both a skilled producer and also a highly accomplished DJ. Having revisited the project's material with updates and edits throughout his own live sets, the Frenchman now welcomes an impressive cast of emerging and established names to remix the package, spanning pockets of IDM and ambient textures through to warping techno as he releases the four-part "Mercurial Skin Remixes" on Taapion this September.
Telefon Tel Aviv's "Dub Remix" sees the US talent take influences from two cuts from the album as he offers up the enchanting and serene "Hadal Skin", Regis and Simon Shreeves combine to reveal the hypnotic and warping remix of "Napalm" under their CUB guise, before handing over to In Aeternam Vale who accents the wandering melodies of title cut "Mercurial Skin" with laser sharp kicks and tripped out vocal snippets. Netsh completes the offering in style, highlighting the original lead melody whilst interjecting slick drums as he delicately lends his hand to "Hadal Zone". [info sheet from distr.]