Roman Poncet is set to release his debut album ‘Gypsophila’ on Figure

Artist: Roman Poncet
Title: Gypsophila
Label: Figure
Release date: 23rd April 2018
Formats: 3 x 12″ / Digital
Genre: Techno

Listening back to Roman Poncet’s first releases just a couple years ago, they already hinted at the producer’s keen technical abilities and a knack for rich texturing, resulting in tracks that were both carried by force and form. What he delivers now is an impressively mature debut album, ripe with personal creative realisation.

On ‘Gypsophila’ the French producer uses the extended format to slowly shape up a scenery of epic proportions where surprise and constant change lurk around every corner. A certain sense of progression and evolution runs throughout Poncet’s music; it invariably keeps one locked in, no matter for the opening drones of ‘Do Not’ or the patiently growing ‘Thick Vegetation’, which fuses tribal percussion and choral chants to showcase another of this LP’s key features: its dense soundscape, which at once feels inherently electronic yet deeply organic, translating the abstract futuristic themes of techno into something jam-packed and heady albeit steadily grounded – a listening experience that is as dreamy as it remains tangible.

This holds true for the highly atmospheric synth-lead pieces, such as the cinematic intro ‘Hello You’, the elevating arp-ride ‘Epreuve’ or the suspended celestial groove of ‘Atlas’. But equally goes for the floor-focused rhythms, like relentless steam engine-workout Piege or mid-album mind-trip ‘In Aeternam’. Adding even more variety and depth to the mix, the tidal title track is given its own side to explore the sheer endless expanses of dub…

Bundling the complete range of his influences, ‘Gypsophila’ marks the pinnacle of Roman Poncet’s work to date. Covering a spectrum this broad in his very own way, the album proves as relevant for the current club scene as it will be for repeated return visits.

A1. Do Not
A2. Hello You
A3. For Once We Saw The Light
B1. Thick Vegetation
B2. Impression of A Dying Swarm
C1. Piège
C2. Epreuve
D1. In Aeternam
D2. Atlas
E. Gypsophila
F1. Never Ready
F2. Gentle Nightmare

About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and House. A man that lives in a world of beats and bass, and total confusion about life!