More than 2 years after his last solo project, François X returns with an EP on his new platform, XX LAB.
The tracks reveal key themes of loneliness and self-identity quest, translated into a sheer combination of ecstatic and murky feelings accompanied by grooves. Recorded during covid, this record unveils an innovative approach to techno from François, by incorporating modern pop and rap productions techniques he has developed over the period like arrangements and Vocal FX (all the vocals loops and FXs are his).
His XX LAB label draws inspiration from the philosophical concept of private corporations, traditionally portrayed in modern SF culture like Tyrell Corp in Blade Runner – Weyland Industries in Alien/ Cyberdyne Systems/Terminator and whose intended purposes are to convey a notion of moral greatness to the human race.
There is a profound sense of creative freedom in how François X’s music has evolved recently. Shifting from academic techno structures in his previous work, to a more brutal and edgy aesthetic, François has definitely unleashed his productive spirit.
The musical output will be accompanied by an edited soundtrack of the ep, where each track is properly introduced by François X and one of the XX LAB representative. It will be released on a 50 limited edition 7’ square clear vinyl.
Listen to “Shame Stare” below.
‘Digital Fever’ is releasing March 4th and is available to pre-order via Bandcamp.