Before the weekend (July 19,2019), Paris based electronic-percussion act Medium Douce released their first EP with the new Uppwind label called “ATTACCA”. In addition to this release, they appeared on the first Uppwind collaboration released a couple of weeks ago.
Medium Douce is a project established in 2016 by four percussionists and electronic music enthusiasts. The Paris-based band Maxime Buffel members (synths, DAW), Manon Duchemann (Marimba), Justine Feuillette (Vibraphone) and Johann Feuerstoss (Drums) all began studying music as children before going on to meet at the Conservatory of Versailles, where they were involved in classical and jazz studies. They compose all their songs themselves, writing music for a unique array of percussive instrumentation (marimbas, vibes, drums, etc.) and synthesizers.
If the influences – from the experimental compositions of Steve Reich, to nu-jazz Bonobo and Four Tet, to the electronica like Floating Points and the deep techno sounds of Stephan Bodzin – appeal to you perhaps navigating through the new EP “ATTACCA” is worth a shot.
On “ATTACCA” the band comments, “Part of a basic idea of a loop of two chords, ATTACCA is the result of several collective improvisations and research sessions, where the ideas of each musician come together and agree to create a common sound. This minimalist-influenced music mixes acoustic percussion instruments and repetitive grooves of electronic music. The title is another inspiration from classical music, referring to the initial training of musicians.”
UPDATE – The live session of “Samovar” was uploaded to Youtube over a week after this feature was written. Watch it below.
also includes contribution from and shared by press release