Syncope is both a sonic and visual narrative, promoting the inherent relationship between music and graphic design. It takes roots in Isaac Newton's Opticks treatise, which for the first time addresses a relationship between audible and visible. This duality emerges on the visual and musical medias, mixing plastic and technological elements, organic and synthetic, exploring the intimate relationship between man and machine. Dual nature also existing within the object, both a cover and a poster, folded around the vinyl. A particular interest is giving to printing, using different techniques like risography, stamps and offset, with bronze and purple Pantone colors.
This EP is the first object resulting from this project. Abstract, deep and dripping with atmosphere, Opticks takes the listener on an epic trippy journey. The first track, Oil Thief is an ambient track with synthetic and bestial sounds. Jungle is a rite of passage integrating African percussion and polyrhythms. Mengele Zoo close this EP on the flip with a progressive and psychedelic guitar slick.
released March 28, 2019
Art Direction/Graphic Design: Virgile Flores
Mastering: Yan Hart-Lemonnier
Guitar Mengele Zoo: Valentin Bajolle