A1 – Dusk
A2 – Pattern 2
A3 – Granular Therapy
B1 – Black Nympheas
B2 – Blade Pass Frequency
B3 – Binary Sun Dawn (Vinyl Only)
C1 – Mono Driver
C1 – Mono Driver
C2 – Snapper
C3 – Virgo Consortium (Vinyl Only)
D1 – Midi Overdub
D2 – Hideous Engine (Vinyl Only)
D3 – Dawn
Children Of Tomorrow will celebrate soon its 10 years anniversary. The label was created by Emmanuel Ternois back in the day and being joined by Arnaud Le Texier in 2011.
Since then they focused on Techno producing amazing artists, to name few: Terrence Dixon, Zadig, Tensal, Antigone, Oscar Mulero, Jonas Kopp, Samuli Kemppi etc Children Of Tomorrow is now presenting the first album from Arnaud Le Texier.
After almost 30 years Dj-ing around the world and almost 20 years producing. Signing many releases over the years and always busy delivering dance floor releases, its been a long wait to finally get an album from Arnaud On his first album we can feel that he wanted to tell a story and to express something deeper with his production experience. There is a different variety of Techno that stretches from ambient / broken beat / hypnotic / raw Techno along with subtles grooves, wondrous atmospheres & sonic textures.
On A side the album opens with Dusk, an ambient atmospheric mid-tempo track with sonic sounds that is a perfect intro. Pattern 2 starts with drones and blip sounds and a broken beat groove follows with a pad that sounds like a voice coming from the space. The track ends with some modular click sounds that make the whole track clever. Followed by the album title Granular Therapy, a deep techno track with modular bass line and melancholic pad. A perfect track to play in after or to warm up a party.
The B Side is more dedicated to the dance floor with Black Nympheas that is a proper dark modern techno with a grinding bass line and magic drones. A simple beat makes the track evolve in a nice way. Blade Pass frequency is 4/4 effective Techno with a 909 kick, a syncope acid bass line and a pad that sends you to another dimension. It is a powerful track but with a sense of deepness and sensibility that Arnaud can achieve sometimes. This side closes with Binary Sun Dawn which is an ambient track with melody that has a jazz feeling mixed with dark atmospheres, sonic drones and water drops.
The C side opens with Mono Driver, a minimal track with a little synth that stays until the end repetitively until it makes you travel and lose your mind. Deep and dance floor at the same time. Then Snapper is a more percussive track with some shinning bells and a grinding modular bass line. The last track Virgo Consortium is a cosmic broken beat with dark atmospheric drone, simple bass and phasing efx.
The D Side starts with Midi overdub which is a beauty. A mix between ambient and broken beat. The pad has the deepness that transports you somewhere else with an angel choir on top. The beat is spacial and groovy at the same time with smart high hats. This reminds Arnauds past ambient production but with a modern approach. Surely a special track of the album. Hideous Engine is more dance floor with metallic bass line and 44 beat going towards a sonic pad that closes the track. The last track Dawn is ambient with drones and blip sounds and an acid bass line modulate. A perfect end of the album.
This album is an accomplished journey that makes you dance and travel from dusk till dawn. Arnaud Le Texier shows a coherent vision and illustrates his vast diversity in the techno world. Hopefully we wont have to wait 20 years to get another one.