Rainbow Maquina by Id!r

Parisian artist Id!r serves up two of his brilliantly angular and raw analog disco weapons on Fucanglong Files.

Rainbow Maquina by Id!r Photo by Fucanglong Files

Id!r has been making music all his life, and from the start, he was influenced by hearing a lot of Berber rhythms. He has played bass in a dub and reggae band, DJed as part of the Washing Machine collective, and released on Darkroom Dubs and Clouded Vision while picking up high profile support from The Hacker, Ivan Smagghe, and Ewan Pearson. Those esteemed artists no doubt recognized Id!r's knack for cooking up brilliantly electro-tinged dark wave sounds, which is just what he does again here.

The opener "Dry Lips" was first written, in part, in 2017. Then the artist re-found the draft in 2019 and felt it needed a guitar line so he borrowed an instrument from friend Mijo before adding lyrics about a soul lost in the desert. That guitar lick is a brilliantly filthy one that brings a real attitude to the EBM-tinged dark disco drums. Add in the punchy kicks and menacing bass and you have a real classic.

The excellent "Pega Duro el Sol" is a straight-up party track written in Mexico with "a head full of memories of dancers." It is driven by robust kicks and gritty synth textures. A dark monologue layer in extra tension as this twisted wedge of apocalyptic disco eventually erupts with a searing synth sequence that shoots for the sky.

Id!r - Rainbow Maquina
Release Date June 2021
Label Fucanglong Files

01. Dry Lips
02. Pega Duro el Sol

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