A name familiar to Hidden, France based JC Laurent returns for the fourth time with Distressed World. As with each release, expectations are high and the young Frenchman impresses with his latest body of work. He delivers three original tracks inspired by the current state of global affairs: underlying tension, shifts in mood with the need for a steady hand.
Side A begins with “Distressed World”, a heavy stepper driven by eerie soundscapes, soft and subtle shifts of stormy atmosphere that expresses today’s desolation. The Oliver Deutschmann Redub is upbeat with slick drum programming and flow, expressing a palpable sense of urgency.
Side B starts with “The Red Wire”, hypnotic sounds and smooth percussion are anchored by a continuous low-end flow. “Breakthrough” warms things up with pad overtones, and carries a more jacking percussive feel.