[Release] Rob Belleville – Labyrinthine Spaces LP (FLFL15)

A great release from Flying Flowers Records. Have a read of the release notes below.

“Flying Flowers Records” release the Rob belleville’s debut album. The AstroFlower found a new human creator who travels in the same dimensional space during their recent intersidereal researches.

“Labyrinthine Spaces LP” is the fruit of the musical osmosis between the artist and the label. Rob Belleville defines his own music approach of deep techno. He develops its arrangements with open-handedness and gives a singularity at each of its tracks. Orbiting the Detroit planet, its stylistic matrix provides consistency to the whole album while preserving the variety of paths in these labyrinthine spaces. Don’t worry, there is absolutely no danger to meet a minotaur, the sound ingredients are an invitation to hover in an optimistic vision of the cosmos.

The melodic strings of “Wall of Heat” carry us along the fine beats upon a cohort of warm chords. The modulations gradually rise in intensity on “Rootless” and keep the sound voyager ondulating on the sinusoidal pad sequences. On the next step of the trip named “Rayleigh Scattering”, the beat slows down through a lunar night ambiance and the dubby textures materialize themselves along an evolution in shape of a simple circular arc.

The Sun is rising on the moon when “Harmonized Souls” brings us a luminous contrast with his melodic events. The bass line of “Novelettish” purrs like a cosmic cat. After a little refreshing break, the space animal rolls on the lovely pads and the astro strings. In the dancefloor oriented “The Controverse”, the energy reaches his peak via intense chord patterns played in a punchy arrangement.

It’s now time to breathe some pure oxygen with “Inmost”, to eat some flowers and to relax before the album title track “Labyrinthine Spaces”. This unclassable track synthesizes the directions of the album. Detroit sounds, broken techno beats, organic loops are some examples of the multiple layers of painting used for this labyrinthine canvas. The journey ends with the sweet melancholy that one feels the way home, with pictures, memories recrossing in mind. “Seasonality” opens a smooth return to Earth. This album is the maturation of the Rob’s projects. It’s the ripening of the fruits harvested in his introspective studio works and human interactions during his live acts.


1. Wall of Heat
2. Rootless
3. Rayleigh Scattering
4. Harmonized Souls
5. Novelettish
6. The Controverse
7. Inmost
8. Labyrinthine Spaces
9. Seasonality

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