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Dekmantel Podcast 333 – Cardinal & Nun Tracklist
Marseille’s Loïc Bodjollé started out making classic Chicago house as Donarra. As good as it was, he has really found his voice as Cardinal & Nun. It’s a project at the opposite end of the musical spectrum – a place where dreamy grooves and imagined utopias have been replaced by a much more biting reality. Deranged vocals, tortured guitars and punk synths drag you into a world of raw and visceral sound that has found a perfect home on L.I.E.S. Back in March, Ron Morelli’s label put out Bodjollé’s Dancing In Evil album, a gothic collection of EDM, industrial and electro from the dark side.
This week’s no holds barred mix takes you right back to the same place in an instant. Clunking factory automation, caustic drones and heavily distorted drum machines lend the mix a sense of architecture that traps you at the centre while repeatedly collapsing around you. What starts as a collage of short, wrecked textures and busted loops eventually turn into a more elongated techno sound. It is blistered, banging and brilliantly suited to the grottiest rave warehouse you could ever imagine.