Julien Sandre and Mennie return under their Jarau guise this January with the ‘Saturn System’ EP, set for release via Visionquest’s Special Edition sub-label.
Julien Sandre and Mennie return under their Jarau guise this January with the ‘Saturn System’ EP, set for release via Visionquest’s Special Edition sub-label. France’s Julian Sandre and Italy’s Mennie have both individually carved out quite the career over the past decade with the former racking up releases on BlindBox, Franck Roger’s Home Invasion and E Wax amongst others, and the latter holding a residency at Tenax club in Italy and collaborating togheter on releases for Poker Flat and Housewax of late, 2017 also saw their collaborative debut as Jarau which came courtesy of the revered PLEASURE ZONE imprint.
Now returning for their second EP under this new guise the pair join the roster of Visionquest Special Edition with ‘Saturn System’ and taking the lead is ‘Le Voyage’, a snaking journey through billowing synth swells, jangling percussive chimes and organic drums before ‘Dubhe’ strips the vibe back to modulating resonant synths, shuffled stripped-back rhythms and lumpy sub bass tones.
‘Adrienne’ opens the flip side with the focus on a swinging drum groove as airy atmospherics ebb and flow throughout. ‘Hypnotize’ then rounds out the package and as the name would suggest relies on subtle nuances to draw you deeper and deeper into the intricately programmed percussion and smoothly blooming synth flourishes.
Published: 8th January 2018