Review: Collapsing Market is a record label based in Paris by Cyrus Goberville & Louis Vial aka Eszaid - who presents here his second full length. The Eurosouvenir LP was inspired by the metaphoric symbolism of 0€ banknotes found at tourist hotspots across the continent and further examines Eszaid's fascination with the connections between finance, human emotion, music and art - using samples, machines and field recordings. From the guttural industrial sludge of opener "XEU.4217" through to the slow burning deep techno-like "Derivation lente", offworld IDM expressions of "Notre Mer" and "Alicante" and the powerful closer "GRD.4217" which is reminiscent of early Kangding Ray.
Fear Upon Seeing His Reflection In The Lake (6:46)
The Search For Others (5:57)
30 Million Years To Recover (5:44)
Earth Rotates On Its Axis (4:03)
A Long Walk At Night (4:39)
Stone Tools (2:01)
Uninvited Brute (6:57)
The Sun Beats Stronger As Each Day Passes (3:21)
Review: While much of L.I.E.S founder Ron Morelli's production work has tended towards the dark and dystopian, there's something surprisingly becalmed and gentle about his latest full-length excursion, fifth solo album "Man Walks The Earth". Of course, there are still some slightly bleak, detached soundscapes dotted throughout the album (see "30 Million Years To Recover", the Radiophonic Workshop influenced "A Long Walk at Night" and the icy, off-key tipsiness of "Uninvited Brute"), for the most part Morelli deals in slowly shifting motifs, sustained ambient melodies and reverb-drenched electronics. The result is an album that's as mind-altering and otherworldly as it is accessible and entertaining.