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aFriendlyBullet This is arguably one of Julien's best releases, for me it's almost like the turning point for him. Sure, his prior LPs and EPs packed quite a punch but this release is remarkable in terms of production and overall feel. This short little EP captures plenty of emotion and presents the idea of Ruby My Dear perfectly -- this EP showcases the varying styles and techniques seen from Julien's breakcore project, it's a stellar release. Favorite track: Nour.
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Egg Wizard Pure breakcore excellence. Not much more to say, the whole EP is a corker with a Shpongle level attention to harmonic detail, and IDM level sculpting of perfectly scripted beats. Favorite track: Hat and Beard.
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Jonathon Nord Brings Squarepusher to mind, which is high praise.
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No Smoke 04:16
Nour 06:08


The Balloon EP sees French artist Julien Chastagnol return with another superb four-track journey of finely crafted breakcore which is in turns dense and brutal then delicate and spacious, insular and thoughtful then charming and playful.
From the moment the mournful opening chords of 'No Smoke' are swiftly disrupted by a whirlwind of dark amen shards you know it's going to be an eventful ride. A massively present bottom-end punctuates with a combination of powerful punches and graceful glides throughout the piece offering an earthy context between the contemplation and the fury.
'Nour' brings a wistful mood to the fore, featuring an impressively dynamic composition of emotive melodies and rapid-fire drum patterns, underpinned by sub sweeps which feel immense yet never pull focus. On the more playful 'Hat and Beard', the characteristic splintered drum-work of Ruby My Dear displays a more spacious and rhythmically diverse arrangement, seemingly unafraid to fall apart entirely through spiralling effects before snapping back into focus with refreshed drive and intent.
'Peanuts on Train' sets forth on the final leg of the adventure, immediately conjuring the feel of 70s synth ambience and sound-track work. However this illusion is soon torn apart by an onslaught of insanely manic yet never abrasive drums, bass and arpeggios. As the pressure continuously mounts, neurofunk growls and hardcore/jungle-style vocal drops lend the track surprisingly mainstream dance-floor allusions, but without for one moment losing the unique emotional inertia and rhythmic immediacy of the whole EP, thus bringing the story to a close on a high and courageous note.


released December 14, 2015

All tracks written, recorded and produced by Julien Chastagnol.
Mastered at Calyx Mastering.
Artwork by Darkam.

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2015. Made in the EU.




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AKA "The geometry of Chaos".
Experimental music, Abstract Electronica, Breakcore, melodic Drum'n'bass, Ambient, Hardcore, IDM, disturbing Dub-influenced Electronic, and any sound experiments we listen to, we love, we live with, are the ones that we support.

Founded in London in 2007, Kaometry AKA The geometry of chaos is an independent label based in Berlin (Germany) and Valencia (Spain).
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