Acumen releases second album
French producer Acumen is no new talent. This guy has been making headwaves on the dance circuit for a number of years now, he is back to business with a brand new album entitled ‘My Girls’.
Having put music out on Get Physical and Mobilee with the likes of Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice and Laurent Garnier all counting themselves as fans, he set about writing a new album himself, written over six months locked in his studio, it features eleven tracks produced “with my heart and soul” and shows his wide set of skills and great depth of ideas as well featuring fine guests like Dave Seaman, Lopazz and Betoko. He is a very real player in the global club scene, he runs his own Time Has Changed label and as a live performer cooks up intoxicating house sound tracks that are made on the fly and showcases his wide musical taste.
The Eleven track LP which comes out in June, kicks off with the mid tempo title track featuring Lopazz. It is a an electric cut with great synths and rubbery drums sucking you right in. Moving through the album we have ‘Quota’ which again drops into deep and warm house territory with darkened drums, sombre pads and shiny synths all making for a spooky sound world. ‘Already Gone’ shows a love for rolling main room house with its whirring cords and squelchy drums, then the angelic, emotive ‘Interlude For Sophie’ makes a thoughtful section of the album that is pregnant with sadness.
1) Acumen feat Lopazz – Phantasy
2) Acumen – Suddenly
3) Acumen – Lea
4) Acumen & Betoko – Guest House
5) Acumen – Already Gone
6) Acumen – Interlude de Sophie
7) Acumen – Tatoune
8) Acumen – Quota
9) Acumen – Just An Illusion
10) Acumen & Dave Seaman – Ines
11) Acumen – Miloune (Outro)
My Girls LP is OUT on the 13th June 2016