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Posted December 29, 2022 by Mike Mineo in Albums & EPs
 
 

Haqibatt – ‘L’Electronique des Songes’

Credit: Bartosch Salmanski

The ravishing L’Electronique des Songes is a new album from Haqibatt, a duo from Strasbourg, France. Their sound excels with piano-driven elegance alongside electronic instruments and production, making for a grooving and jam-friendly sound that meshes electronic soundscapes with lush lounge-friendly appeal.

The blending of jazz, electronica, and pop throughout the release proves riveting and dynamic. The six tracks breathe their own, unique life. The pulsing industrial bass and eerie keys on “Recto Verso” craft a cinematic and ominous engrossment, while “Cyclostorm” grooves on lush and mellow charisma fit for late-night barroom haunts. Within these contrasts lies a consistent arsenal, with jazzy rhythm sections, twinkling keys, and intriguing soundscapes proving constant.

The hectic piano on the closing “Moontains” finds funky bass and Halloween-friendly keys converge with strong melodic effect, epitomizing the project’s atmospheric yet melodic aesthetic. L’Electronique des Songes is a consuming success from this rising French duo.

Stream the album:

“Cyclostorm” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2022’ Spotify playlist.


Mike Mineo

 
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