Miguel Campbell flies high for Hot Creations for the labels' debut album. Read more →
Oxia – Harmonie
Resounding masters of the more ambient yet deeply cleansed realms of Electronic music Infinie have never been ones to mould to the shape of universal hype. Still fuelling the vivid musical fantasies of French founding fathers Agoria, Alexandre Cazac and Yannick Matray, their latest instalment from Grenoble’s returning golden key-master Oxia breaths fresh air over the predictable state of their surrounding club-induced peers.
With his forthcoming ‘Tides Of Mind’ LP already causing a stir amid the devout following to which Olivier Raymond has collected over the past decade, a sneak peak of the shape of things to come was definitely owed after such a lengthy absence from the ranks of Infine. Amid it’s infectious collection of well-tempered instrumental work, the backbone of A-Side ‘Harmonie’ makes for a chic groove infused backdrop of stunning ambiance and refined melodic entities. Gracefully flaunting in and out of its haunting key work, the tracks prerogative is glide between the realms of the Ambient and club floor without ever impeding on the others clear-cut musical entities. As engaging as it is subtly provocative, you would struggle to find a more moving piece of instrumental Electronic ambience over the past five years.
But revisiting his reputation for nostalgic floor-fuel of the sophisticated variety, ‘Flying Over Time’ is an apt title for such a nostalgic injection of groove-led House music. Still disjoined from the realms of the tectonic banger, its warm vintage leads and sophisticated rhythmic stylings revert to the genre’s purer and more instrumentally tune heyday. Where B-Sides often prove more space-filler than game-changer, Raymond shows his age at the price of collecting a welcome sense of permanence to the grooves which undoubtedly shaped his current musical stylings.
‘Harmonie’ is out now on Infine via Beatport.
Listen to the tracks via Soundcloud.