Ashinoa share new single 'Feu De Joie'. New album 'l'Orée' out March 25 via Fuzz Club
Lyon, France-based experimental group Ashinoa are today sharing their new single ‘Feu De Joie’, the latest to be lifted from their forthcoming ‘L’Orée’ LP. Due out on March 25th via Fuzz Club, the new album sees Ashinoa take the listener on a journey through the natural wilderness via the medium of shape-shifting psychedelic electronics. The album builds on the minimal krautrock of their 2019 debut ‘Sinie Sinie’ LP and follows tours around France and shared stages with the likes of Metz, Flamingods, Warmduscher, Bo Ningen, Kikagaku Moyo and many more. Following recent single ‘Disguised In Orbit’, you can stream ‘Feu De Joie’ below and pre-order/buy the vinyl here.
At times percussive and dancey, at others hypnotic and cinematic, the largely synthesiser-driven soundscapes of 'L’Orée' are the sound of two different worlds – a record capable of being as primal and ritualistic as it is synthesised and digitally manipulated. That ‘L’Orée’ explores a more natural and organic sound than heard on their previous releases owes largely to the environment it was made in. Recorded in a tucked-away house in the French countryside that bordered on a surrounding forest, Ashinoa recall sessions spent soaking up their surroundings with a number of collaborators coming in and out to perform on the record:
“The house we recorded the album in was kind of in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by douglas pine trees. From this proximity to the forest, we wanted to take our soundscapes to a place we’ve never been before. Before we were surrounded by concrete, and then far from it. We were looking for a new listening place, to discover new intriguing sounds. We had laid down the basis of the album and then musician friends that would visit us at the time were invited to participate in the making of the album, each one of them bringing a touch of their own.”
Whilst largely an exercise in electronic soundscapes that bring to mind Cavern of Anti-Matter and Beak> by way of producers like Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow and Gaslamp Killer, ‘L’Orée’ is not without a handful of more guitar-focused tracks. ‘Feu De Joie’ (‘Bonfire’) is a perfect case in point – it’s oscillating beat unfolding into a riffing psych-rock wig out. Ashinoa said of the track: “The main theme was inspired by the Hispanic composer Manuel de Falla and his ‘El amor Brujo’ work. This track condenses the idea that we had for the album. It signals a change between universes.”