We thought he was still in Asian lands, however it is at CBGC's Gigors – France that San/Secret moved into a recording studio for another ephemeral session. Unlike previous albums, all titles "San/Secret 4th & Friends" were made in situ with the collaboration of fifteen prestigious and inspired artists* adding their flow, scratchs, banjoline, harp, double bass, bass, guitar, drums & various machines ...
This is "Dubbing Electro Hip-Hop".
In music and especially that classified as "electronic music" we watch the jewel, one that would be little different, the particularity, the freshness that feels good. Well keep your ears open to catch the sound and the album as "San / Secret 4th & Friends" is going to rise above the ambient haze and is poised to satisfy us *. Sorry but there is nothing to remove. It pulsates, it grooves (blissfull beats), it is moving, it blows, it's fresh, it's dance and dense. It is a collective album - the "casting" of featuring turns out to be an ingredient to a great dish - and it's a mix of eclectic influences recognized San/Secret some are thinly veiled: a rhythm guitar on "Smoking In Beijing" style "Requiem Pour Un Con” by Serge Gainsbourg, the atmosphere of DJ Shadow on “Loop Session” or “(C)old Beastie Bastard Wicked Rude Boy” anthem to The Beastie Boys. Let's not forget the titles more "soundtrack", ghost steps of Lalo Schiffrin, John Barry, Bernard Herman and Quincy Jones played with instruments and machinery. Praise to the “Nouvelle Vague” magazine columnist who described the previous LP of San/Secret clearly inspired by The Avalanches, it has allowed Frank San/Secret to discover this masterpiece, "Since I Left You". Now could he take draft of a comparison?
San/Secret 4th & Friends
Electro is dubbing Hip-Hop
* April: release an EP of 5 tunes (download only)
extracts of 12 tracks 33rpm LP "San / Secret 4th & Friends" to be published in the second half of 2012.