Canadian in Berlin Colin de la Plante drops his second album and, as expected, it's a quirky, diverse affair. There's the jazzy ambience of "Another Intro", while in contrast "Slow Blame" has a more electronic feeling, with dusty old synths prevailing. Despite these dalliances, de la Plante never strays too far away from his natural house habitat, and Caregiver has a range of off beat dance floor tracks. From the percussive "Jamais Que Toi" to the pulsing bass and catchy vocal refrain of "Our Time Has Come" and the tripped out, sinewy funk of "Hey Miss", The Mole's new album has something for everyone.
De La Planet is third studio album by Canadian house/disco joker The Mole. He's one that stays true to his ethos of getting weird, in the best possible sense. Tapping his enormous resource of vinyl and sampling the odd film has acted as a complement to the jaw-dropping arsenal of synthesizers at Colin de la Plante's disposal: a battery of machines he's been quietly improving his skills on during the past few years. It's a diverse effort which showcases the British Columbian's many musical influences: from the hypnotic techno of "Going With The Hat Man" sounding like his days with the The Modern Deep Left Quartet (with homeboys Mathew Jonson, Tyger Dhula and Danuel Tate) before they became Cobblestone Jazz. There's some energetic deep house on "One Sided Fool" while "He Frank" or "Sandwich Time Is Coming" pursue his love of all things lo-slung and disco influenced.
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