Quentin Dupieux aka Mr Oizo offers up a new collection of songs, his 6th in total and 3rd for Parisian pioneers Ed Banger. On this album we see Oizo collaborating with a who’s who of the current electronic / bass / pop scenes. With Skrillex, Boys Noize, Peaches and Charli XCX (amongst others), all in the squad, Oizo’s dream team look set to conquer on “All Wet”. “Ok Then” gets things underway with a neon-tinged chops’n’slice jam, more of the Hudson Mohawk variety than your standard MPC abuser. “Sea Horses” keeps the mid-tempo madness going with Oizo-patented pitch bend and Art Of Noise style gated sampling. Peaches’ overt and raunchy stylings come into effect on “Freezing Out”, backed by a rugged and highly charged electro backing. “Oiseaux” revisits the manic chop’n’paste aesthetic explored earlier with various micro-riffs twisted and mangled to oblivion. Boys Noize deploy the hoovers and horns on “Ruhe”, recalling the golden years of hard house but twisting it into something that’s totally 2016. “No Tony” is about as close to a sing-a-long hit as we’re gonna get, it’s radio-friendly chord progressions and French spoken word sounding like an alien version of Sebastian Tellier beamed down from the future. Bass music demigod Skrillex makes an appearance on “End Of The World” – a hardcore breaks rivival track full of saccharine-fuelled joy and stadium destroying potential.
Disc 2 opens with “All Wet” and sees Siriusmo on colab duties as the pair delve into squelchy plasma-funk. fluttering synths and tight beats supported by a whole manner of micro-edits. Oizo runs solo on “Your Liver”, wonderfully freakish (‘give me your liver, and I’ll give you my heart’), this one’s definitely for all the electro-goths out there. Piccadilly favourite Charlie XCX contributes one of her typically childish yet sexy vocal deliveries on “Hand In The Fire”, which is completely flat-lined with lazer beam sounds, rampant white noise snares and unfathomably big drops. There’s three more track before the end but I think you’ve heard enough of my ramblings for now. Pure Oizi presha from start to finish this folks. Existing fans will not be disappointed, and for those who missed Flat Eric or never owned a pair of Levi’s 501s way back in ’99, get involved!
Double yellow vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.
Track listing: tbc