A COSMIC POET REVISITED by GRATIEN MIDONET

SKU117701
ArtistGRATIEN MIDONET
TitleA COSMIC POET REVISITED
LabelTIME CAPSULE
Catalog #TC 011
Genre
ReleaseW 17 - 2021
FormatVinyl - UK12''
EAN Barcode0650245471730
Import
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Tracks

  1. osana - kuniyuki remix
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/tc_011_a_cosmic_poet_revisited/01-01_gratien_midonet_osana_kuniyuki_remix_deg932100699.mp3
  2. roulo - kay suzuki remix
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/tc_011_a_cosmic_poet_revisited/01-02_gratien_midonet_roulo_kay_suzuki_remix_deg932100697.mp3
  3. la rein - khidja remix
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/tc_011_a_cosmic_poet_revisited/01-03_gratien_midonet_la_rein_khidja_remix_deg932100698.mp3

Description

Propulsive deep house and transcendent grooves bring the revolutionary spirit  of Martinique’s Gratien Midonet to the fore on new Time Capsule remix EP !

A musician informed by his academic and spiritual pursuits, who penned albums in France that became cult anthems for the independence 
movement in his native Martinique, Midonet developed a unique sonic language that combined bélé and beguine rhythms, acoustic mysticism, 
Creole lyrics and electronic instrumentation.

Releasing four albums across a ten-year period between 1979 and 1989, Midonet’s catalogue has been revisited for the first time on Time Capsule  compilation, A Cosmic Poet from Martinique(TC009/TIME009). 
With the label also reissuing all four original albums digitally over a number of months, this extensive retrospective of Midonet’s career is joined by  an EP featuring three new interpretations from a trio of like-minded sonic disciples from across the globe.

On the A-Side, Sapporo-based producer and sound designer Kuniyuki Takahashi tugs at the spiritual threads of Midonet’s ‘Osana’ to unravel the  sun-soaked funk devotional into an 11-minute deep house odyssey.

Up next, London-based Time Capsule boss Kay Suzuki’s soft touch  rework of ‘Roulo’ emphasises the organic syncopation of Midonet’s  original to craft a tantalising slow-burner that ebbs and flows with a  natural ease.

Closing out proceedings, Romanian duo Khidja provide an acid-tinged adaptation of ‘La Reine’, the final track of the Time Capsule compilation. A minimalist affair which nods towards kosmische musik in its forward motion, Khidja bring the loose drums and elastic synth lines to the front on what is a fttiingly euphoric  climax to the EP.

Speaking to compilation curator Cedric Lassonde, Midonet stressed the spiritual necessity of his music in approaching “the transcendental worlds whose door remains closed for most humans”.
In curating a remix project that seeks not to exaggerate the intention  of the originals but to compliment them, T

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