Marsen Jules

Les Fleurs

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Much like a good percentage of quality releases on City Centre Offices, Marsen Jules' latest offering is perfect for the bleak early evenings of the autumn and winter months, a notion reinforced not only by the somber 4AD-like packaging, but by the restraint of notes and tension found in the album's opening piece. Jules continues this throughout the record, fusing organic sounds with electronic atmospherics and sampled string loops. The stunning "Coeur Saignant" easily calls to mind the classic ambient sounds of Wolfgang Voigt's Gas project, and easily re-creates the feeling of the series' finest moments. Overall, Jules presents an atmosphere of tension and winter, and the comforts of warmth the season can bring. Easily one of the most underrated electronic albums of 2006.

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