I rarely leave comments on my Bandcamp purchases but I had to make an acception for this body of work. Each track feels at home as part of the wider collection whilst also experimenting with texture tone in a way that makes each track distinct. Fantastic arrangements and use of the electronic medium to communicate ineffable themes of grief and life.
Favorite track: 10. Argo - Marble Floor.
@argosounds has been a stable member of EA as well as a close friend for as long as the label has been around. One of the original 10.
During COVID in 2019 we started talking to Argo to write an album. Whilst the album work was coming together, unfortunately he suffered the loss of his father.
What happened was the album was actually pencilled to be out in 2020/21. Quickly this spiralled into an artist's well needed escape and Arnaud and I spoke at length about maybe putting his emotions into the music and not thinking of the album. (AT THIS POINT) the Album was off and I truly would of done anything to help Arny out.
Fast forward to June 2022 and Arny sends us 45 tracks wrote from that time Period and asked for us to work on pulling an Album from it. (AT THIS POINT) Album on!
What then followed was 3 months of listening and whittling down the list. I think we had some trillion messages trying to sort this.
Truly this task was the hardest that I think any of us thought about anyones music.
Argo - One more for my Father (11 Tracks) (2 x 12" Translucent Vinyl or Digital)
1 Argo - 1.90€
2 Argo - Family
3 Argo - Couleur & Sensation (Bandit)
4 Argo - Bloom (One More For My Father)
5 Argo - Hypno
6 Argo - Hit Mondial
7 Argo - Set It Off
8 Argo - Window (Ce que tu ne verras plus)
9 Argo - Phase de doute
10 Argo - Marble Floor
11 Argo - Wasted Love Patrol
released February 3, 2023
Mixed and Engineered by Arnaud Faraji
Mastered by Beau @ TenEightSeven
Artwork by Arnaud Faraji (post Prod by Rich Weston)