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Fauna Diction

by Acid Fountain

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A4 - Hylé 02:31


Hylé Tapes 003 : "Fauna Diction".

Recorded somewhere in Paris during 2014.
A 40 minutes journey from dance music to electronic improvisations.

What you see is not what it seems...



released February 1, 2015

All music by Acid Fountain.
Artwork by Richard Francés.
"Dystopia Then Hop Hop" & "Young Daydreamers" mixed by Adrien Kanter.
Additional synths on "Young Daydreamers" by Adrien Kanter.



Sounds Of A Tired City
Best of 2015: Part #4 (20-11)

"Yet another fantastic tape, yet another underrated album! Richard Francés is a musician based in Paris, France and his project Acid Fountain is exactly what you think it is. With his first full-length release ‘Fauna Diction’ he’s paying tribute to a generous number of various genres that could be called post house, cosmic acid, krautpop, cosmic techno or dream drone – anything you can achieve with melted synthesizers and tipsy drum patterns, spiced up with mysterious voices from other galaxies. Exciting rhythms, unpredictable turns. Wish more people would discover this gem. (...)"



"Whoa, is that floating pumice on the cover? It better be, because if it is, that’s a great visual metaphor of what’s going on behind those glossy pixels in the artwork. The music here, released on the up and coming electronic label Hyle Tapes, makes you feel almost light as air and still leave a rough, DIY edge to it. Following the rich legacy of French house scene, Acid Fountain takes a dive into steady dancefloor beats, neon synth washes and minimalist, subtle structures reminiscent of the more modern purveyors of the mutant house craze such as Octo Octa. It thumps and beats, it goes deep, and it goes smooth. Total zone-out. Recommended!"

- Weed Temple -



On episode 27, Norelco Mori Podcast :



"Forest-music", "Hylé" & "Dystopia Then Hop Hop" music videos on youtube :



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