InFiné Music is known for it’s extensive experimental catalogue, from the Labanese ballads of Bachar Mar-Khalifé to the modern classical minimalism of secretive French producer Arandel. For their latest release they look to the latter, for a third release together, this time embracing the techno side of his arsenal. ‘Section 6’ is a completely analogue sonic exploration that follows the strict composition framework of American Avant-garde but with a dash of French electronica. What is interesting to note is the use of nature and ancient instruments. The sampling of nutshells, the glockenspiel and the North African Kalimba, have resulted in a fascinating production that encapsulates the weird and wonderful enigma that is Arandel.
The 11-minute marvel begins with a lo-fi atmospheric feel to it but the extravagant use of synth and intricate soundscaping allow the rich textures and dense, evolving synths to consume the track. A few minutes in and with the addition of even more layers, ‘Section 6’ is soon turned into a galactic production tailored purely for the dancefloor.