Benjamin Lew & Steven Brown - Douzième Journée: Le Verbe, La Parure, L'Amour.
Label: Original Music (2) – OMG 301
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Style: Abstract, Modern Classical, Minimal
One of the jewels in the seminal Crammed Discs back catalogue, Benjamin Lew & Steven Brown's 'Douzième Journée: Le Verbe, La Parure, L'Amour' - a bit of a tongue twister for the English speakers amongst us. Opener 'Bamako Ou Ailleurs' mixes pretty twisted, heart-of-darkness styled melodies and minimal drums for a sort of Muslimgauze-indebted chug with added SAX, whilst 'Dans Les Jardins' moves into ayahuasca-soaked tribal territory settling up the more delicate and altogether more intimate 'Il, Les Quitta À L'Aube' - a firm favourite of the Microdosing Cru. Like most of the incredible Crammed output, very definitely difficult to categorise this one and one that's only got better with age. (US press / Vinyl & Sleeve NM).