|1.||"Extrait 1" (3:54)|
|2.||"Extrait 2" (4:28)|
|1.||"Extrait 3" (2:29)|
|2.||"Extrait 4" (4:03)|
Even by the impressively experimental standards of Low Jack and Jean Carval's Editions Gravats label, the work of French producer Jean-Francois Plomb (AKA JiFlure) is particularly out-there. Plomb makes music using Heath Robinson-style machines he's crafted from spindles, pulleys, cogs, mallets, and thumb pianos powered by windscreen wiper motors. He uses these, and a few processing pedals, to create fantastically spectacular live performances. Extraits is the producer's debut album, and contains four superb cuts that variously clank, clonk and swing, creating loose but funky percussion patterns onto which humid melodies lines are overlaid. Given the homemade origins of the instruments, Extraits is not only surprisingly listenable, but also hugely entertaining.
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