Julien Demoulin – Loose Ends
This is a limited edition of 200 handmade and hand-numbered collectible CDr copies, packaged in a lovely hand-stamped green cardboard envelope with the front cover image printed on a polaroid style photo paper and two inserts, with the tracklist and credits, printed on transparent paper…
Loose Ends, his first full-length release under his own name, is something more than a proper debut album. It’s a wonderful collection of eleven tracks composed and recorded during the last ten years. These tracks were a good occasion for Julien Demoulin, when he wanted a breather from Silencio, to collaborate with some of his friends, including Bernold Delgoda (Silencio), Christophe Bailleau, Nicolas Saez (Anorak, Finish Yor Meal!), Luis Solis (Bacanal Intruder), Davy Van Den Bremt (Quniunb), Isabelle Casier (Pollyanna) and David Martin, who has also done the mastering of the album. Compared to his previous, more ambient, releases, Loose Ends has a more upbeat vibe with a clear focus on rhythm and melody. A great mixture on the border between dream-pop and electronica, combined with elements of ambient and post-rock and a must-have for fans of Manual, Lights Out Asia, Epic45 and July Skies.