Francois X - "Dreaming Of The Tesseract" - (6:05) 126 BPM
PVNV - "Pace Chemistry" - (6:45) 128 BPM
Birth Of Frequency - "Child" - (6:18) 85 BPM
Review: Paris label Taapion delivers its fourth release, which captures the spirit of Paris' increasingly fertile techno scene. Featuring tracks by label owners Shlomo and PVNV, this instalment also welcomes Francois X. The Parisian artist drops the understated but effective "Dreaming Of The Tesseract", where lithe broken beats underpin bleak textures and ghostly howls, while Birth of Frequency impresses with his debut on the label, "Child", an understated, emotive slice of techno. So what of the artists behind Taapion? Shlomo's "Radioactive Sin" is an atmospheric, break beat led stepper, while PVNV shows that he is one of the French capital's most talented artists, dropping the spooky chords and pulsating groove of "Pace Chemistry", a near-perfect fusion of Detroit soul and European functionality.