Laurent Garnier -"ABSOLUTELY LOVING IT, - Brilliant trip"
214 - Charted - Clone July 2015 :: clone.nl/charts/214/1041
Clatterbox - "There is a lot of good music around at the moment but this LP "La Jetee d'Orly" by Franck Kartell really stands out for me. It's equal parts rich, deep and atmospheric. A true timeless classic. Really love it... my fav BA release so far I think."
Recommended by Clatterbox.
Juno Records - "Those with a passion for heavyweight electro and Drexciyan sounds have long held French producer Franck Kartell in high regard. He's been working away on the fringes delivering high-grade material for a decade, and finally got round to dropping his debut album, Afterlife, last year.
Here he delivers a swift follow-up, effortlessly flitting between icy ambience, Vector Lovers style electro-IDM, creepier compositions, and the kind of oddly symphonic, soundtrack-inspired fare that exists to stir the emotions. It's a far more fragile sounding set than some might expect, but no worse for it. While there's little dancefloor material on show, Kartell's downtempo fare is a cut above most of his contemporaries."
Al Wedge (Last Known Trajectory) - "Thoroughly superb album and by far THE best material I have heard from Mr Kartell"
UMWELT - "Big electro release, a future classic !"
Dave Clarke - played 'Experiences Temporelle' & 'Recontre sur la Jetee' on Whitenoise 12th April 2015 - www.rte.ie/2fm/white-noise/programmes/2015/0412/693296-white-noise-sunday-12-april-2015/
review - network.technobass.net/page/august-2015-record-review-franck-kartell-la-jetee-d-orly
Cat No. BA022
Format. Vinyl only
Preview Video - youtu.be/41zdW-CnuXw
Video for Experiences Temporelles - youtu.be/r3szUdDBmH8
Following on from his sought after sold out album 'Afterlife' Franck Kartell returns for his fourth outing on Bass Agenda Recordings.
The album is a homage to the 1962 Chris Marker short film "La Jetee" or "The Jetty". The film tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel and was the inspiration for the 1995 film "12 Monkeys."
The music captures brilliantly the emotions and atmosphere of the 1962 science fiction feature and shows that electronic music composition deserves a place next to more widely accepted forms of expression.
Released only on vinyl to ensure the complete works are heard together, the eight tracks, like the still photos used to construct the original film, depict individual scenes and evoke certain images in the mind. Yet it is the effect of these scenes when experienced in sequence that unlocks the deeper journey and true craftsmanship of Kartell.
Limited to 250 copies
*** Please note the only digital file available for streaming before and after purchase is the preview track ***