This week’s Friday music review is written by the newest writer to the Oh Drat fold, Andrew McHarg.
To All of You, the first LP from French producer Fulgeance, is an eclectic mix of worldwide styles all fused into a record that captivated me from beginning to end. Bass is a central element to all the tracks; standouts ‘Glasgow Lunacy’ and ‘London Falling’ throw the UK sub-bass style, future melodies, robotic vocals and pulsing chords into the pot, resulting in a totally unique take on bass music.
often aggressive, yet with a hint of quirkiness, resulting in an LP full of character
The album not only provides thick, in your face, bass centric tracks, but also treats listeners to a laid back, chordal number -’Hiver Normand’. The track’s ebbing and flowing chords are king here, and whilst the characteristic bass makes an appearance it is in a more subdued voice. Fulgeance often pulls no punches, yet his restraint here highlights the producer’s musical awareness.
To All of You is a credit to Fulgeance, who manages to impressively mix so many styles into a fresh sound. It’s often aggressive, yet with a hint of quirkiness – resulting in an LP full of character that will surely not disappoint.