Mura Oka, “Horizon Rouge”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 09.12.14 in Listen to This

The cover of Mura Oka’s debut album (Auftakt, due out September 15 through the new Parisian imprint Latency Recordings) looks like it was swiped from the screen printer of a black-metal band, but the music itself, while sombre, is of the underground techno variety. The debut release of a new duo featuring label co-founder Sidney Gerard and Louis Vial, it’s the sort of thing you could imagine hearing at the start of a DJ set that’s more interested in exploring the outer realms of experimental dance music than anything overtly “clubby”. Definitely one for the headphone demographic as well.