Francis Inferno Orchestra - A New Way Of Living - Voyeurhythm - VRLP01
Francis Inferno Orchestra has steadily released a number of successive calls to the dance floor over the last few years. From smashing piano's on 3AM Piano Thing to bouncing harmonizers on Hezbolla, FIO's simple and subtle approach to song writing is his best asset and the reason we love his music. Relocating with better half in tow to Europe from Melbourne this year, the time was right for Griffin to sit down and tell his story. A New Way of Living is the result, an album that plucks at the heart strings. A New Way of Living brings together a presentation of early influences molded into a single long player platform. As you listen to the album you can hear influences of sample lead heavyweights such as Dilla and Andres and get the feeling that it wouldn't be out of place as a soundtrack to a Nicolas Winding Refn motion picture. Recorded in London with his MPC as core, Side 1 journey's strategically from First Light - a dreamy start with chopped samples, Rap Bee f, Watching the Stars & Scary TV carefully wind through interwoven styles but remain thorough with low bit drums, fantasy pads and more sophisticated arpeggios. Flipping the record, Ellingfort Road begins and emotions begin to run high. If we didn't know he was steady with his lady you could easily be lead astray with the thought that this man has had his heart torn into pieces. The More You Like keeps the sensation on hand leading the journey into the album climax - G.A.B.O.S A big Sound Architecture Value TIP.