Another orchid and a fresh new step in Sébastien Forrester‘s attempts at getting closer to the club, his brand new Rapture EP results from a busy period of fierce experiments over the summer.
Drawing from ritual drums and French rap music – in particular originating from his native Essonne area (91), in the southern suburbs of Paris -, heavily rooted in the local club underground, Rapture showcases the musician’s ability to play with negative space and inventive rhythmic palettes. The Neptunes’ most radical productions, the rawest iterations of gqom and musique concrète are among Sébastien’s current main references to build the brand new musical identity of the four tracks.
Drawn and edited by Sébastien, the cover is part of a series of artworks showing orchids in shiny, aggressive hues, aiming to present the flower as a symbol of fruitfulness and growth, a glowing totem in opposition with a social context rooted in doubt, trouble and conflict…
First single Shelling is a slow burner and the only proper drum track of the whole. Meticulous programming, ceremonial drums and live, unedited percussion phrases meet undulating synths and icy sound design for an explosive, relentless trance-inducing piece.