February 13th, 2006
-Office Work (excerpt)
Exillon brings acid to IDM,
speeds things up several notch, and bombs the dance floor with a
high energy, unmissable album of catchy twisted club tunes. Tapping
on his high production skills, "It's OK to Dance" brings
back life to twisted beats and complex rhythms and does it all with
a smile. It's OK to take the acid test, and certainly impossible
3. Hairyback Acid
4. Office Work
In 2006, Exillon had helped
bear the grief of IDM with "The Keening
Dithers", an album which brilliantly closed chapters both
for this musician and for the kind of music he had been known for.
Two years later, the keening has dithered for good, and Jay Fields
(Exillon) has taken his art
from the moody, glitchy and modest waters of his past electronica
to more daring, club-oriented and uplifting ones.
It might have to do with Jay Field's relocation to San Francisco,
with a more energetic, dance floor-friendly trend in electronic
music or just with the evolution of an artist per se; "It's
OK To Dance" is a CD in which the clear, sharp and flowing
sounds that Exillon has been
using since his débuts in the early 200os get mixed and mashed
in a lively, bouncy way.
A party album for raving robots, this album is the meeting point
of Exillon's hifi sounds and
production and a deliciously retro, 90's acid sensibility. Not satisfied
with just reviving the acid sound (something which has been done
by many, without much soul or innovation), Exillon
makes this sound his, and draws from his experience as a beat &
tone trickster to bake a whole new recipe altogether. Mixing the
best of both worlds, Jay Fields reclaims the dance floor, and manages
to entertain his audience without insulting the brain (something
which over the year has almost become an Ad Noiseam motto). Good
trip guaranteed and yes, it is really OK to dance.
Mastered by C-Drik at Syrphe.
Artwork by Daniela Knuth and Nicolas Chevreux.
Other releases by Exillon
on Ad Noiseam:
-"The Keeing Dithers" - adn56