Followers of both Maoupa and BFDM will know by now that expectations of what the music holds simply cannot be made without total immersion in the strangeness — after all, this is the label that brought you J-Zbel’s reality-scrambling debut album.
For the uninitiated, Maoupa’s music has been sprinkled across some of the most out-there and cutting edge labels, from Editions Gravats to Knekelhuis and Mannequin, and his sound never stops transcending beyond the edge of the peripheries he first began at. We’ve warned already about preconceptions, and we do so again — proceed with caution.
Opening shot ‘Sceptre Chases Away Shadows‘ opens the floodgates for the highly radioactive music to burst forth. Mind-bending from the get-go, Maoupa wastes no time in grabbing the listener by the throat and forcing them to take the plunge into the Senni-esque pitch-leaping blasts of saccharine synths and flickering trap drums. This is no background music — the ride demands your active attention in order to avoid the dangers lurking in the most caustic excesses.
Spoiler Alert: this one isn’t even half as wild as some of the rest. Take that, mundanity.
‘Uxy Dosing’ is scheduled for release 15 February via Brothers From Different Mothers. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
1. Sceptre Chases Away Shadows
2. Moon Is A Bell For Meteor ( feat. Vica)
3. Serenade To a Gelatin ( feat. ZULI)
4. Luxembourg Station And Me(n)tal
5. EDMeme ( feat Philip Jondo )
7. Rekt II ( feat Charmaine Lee )
8. Virtual Odorat ( feat Emma DJ )
9. Mon Dico
10. Jingle Balls
11. UXYTalking App©
12. Guido Always Wins In The End