• Julian Fane - Special Forces

    Julian Fane - Special Forces

    With an unexpected turn from the signature breakcore sound of Planet Mu, Canada's 21 year old, Julian Fane, unfurls a stunning debut that belies his years. Taking hints from the epic and lush sounds of Sigur Ros to the fuzzed out sounds of Fennesz and the wailing voice of Thom Yorke, Fane constructs droned out electronic music with a heartbeat. Using dense layers of rolling drums, guitar swells, melodic pianos, haunting chimes, somber cellos & vocals (trks 2, 3, 6, 11), he allows the tension to build and then on tracks like "Freezing In Haunted Water" explode in perfect ecstasy. "Darknet" is the most beat driven track with a classic 4/4 kick offset by ethereal textures. All clean. Recommended: 1, 2, 3!, 5, 6!, 7, 11.

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