Montreal duo Essaie pas return to DFA with a 12-inch that picks up where their 2018 album New Path left off. "Earth" is a blistering ride through the rave, an amalgamation of techno and trance. The galloping bassline is the backbone of the song, and Marie Davidson’s vocals climb to new heights against synth stabs. "Corps Étranger," with its stuttering percussion, is a slow burner in comparison. For the remix of "Earth," Marco Passarani of Tiger & Woods (Running Back, Numbers) doubles down on the Italo disco angle and doesn’t shy away from the more anthemic moments of the original, managing to rework it into something akin to a celebration of this "shithole" we call Earth.
released October 10, 2019
Words and music by Essaie pas (Pierre Guerineau and Marie Davidson)
Co-produced by Essaie pas and Jesse Osborne-Lanthier
Mixed at Breakglass Studio
Assistant engineer - James Benjamin
"Corps Étranger" monologue by Dr. Gabor Maté
Mastering by Joe Lambert
Design by Jesse Osborne-Lanthier
"Closer" is a near perfect release, the sound of hungry ghosts circling the dancefloor, a million pulsing lights, and a perfect night that goes on forever.
There are deep secrets hidden here, all of them well worth listening to... rikm