|Llorca - New Comer |
(F Communications/[PIAS] America, September 24th)
Not unlike another infamous Ludovic St. Germain, aka Ludovic Navarre Ludovic Llorcas stylish, French house-inflected, jazz-kissed, classy cuts have that little something extra. Call it heart, call it depth, call it beauty. Call it all of those things, but most importantly, call it soul.
Eardrum-licking deep house grooves are abound on New Comer, Llorcas debut album for Frances F Communications (brought to the states via Play It Again Sam America). Vocalists Nicole Graham ("Indigo Blues"), Mandel Turner ("I Cry"), and Lady Bird ("True to Me," "My Precious Thing") and their resplendent performances take Llorcas music to the next level. As melancholic, yet universal lyrics rest on Llorcas juicy, luscious layers of instrumentation, New Comer clearly marks the arrival of todays newest imported masterpiece.
Llorca got his start at the age of 11 composing soundtrack music for Commodore 64 games created by his father. From that experience, he mastered the art of putting music to visuals proof that his music also works the other way around, conjuring up instant, arms-open-wide imagery. Despite his penchant for working with electronics, Llorcas living, breathing orchestrations are fleshy, sexy, vital, and organic. Llorca designed New Comer himself on Fastracker, a computer-based composing software that allowed him to take the bulk of his production out of a studio environment and into his bedroom a much more fitting place for such a sensuous album.
Forget Daft Punk. Jassanova be damned. We neednt remind you
this New Comer has that little something extra.
You know it when you hear it, and Llorcas got it.