- Release Date 2008-10-16
- Label Contexterrior / Tuning Spork
- Catalog TSULTRA
Once again, TuningSpork Records ventures away from its trademark funky house in exchange for something a little more unexpected. Last summer, the label issued "Free Your Mind" (TSEXTRA), a Baleraric groove crafted by Jay Haze and Ricardo Villalobos. Now comes another non-sequitur: "Comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi” (TSULTRA), Mr. Tiersen’s piano composition reconstructed for the dancefloor by Jay.
French composer Yann Tiersen has a minimalist approach that many electronic producers could learn from. His piece (the title of which roughly means “Nursery rhyme of another summer: the afternoon”) provides the basis for this melancholy track. DJs addicted to hyperbolic effects plugins might hesitate to play this – but those who appreciate subtlety will be rewarded here. Tiersen’s original composition is tastefully manipulated into a track that makes sense in a club context, yet sets itself apart from the usual techno/house fare, providing a rare introspective moment on the dancefloor.
And it might be worth mentioning: if you play this track and the floor doesn’t fill up with ladies, then it probably means you’re DJing at a gay club. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)