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"Starting Back" CD

Sound On Probation

Genre: electronica, new age

August 2007

Heal is the alter ego of French former industrial performer Laurent Perrier (Nox), who used to run the experimental Odd Size label and has recently started up the more techno-focused Sound on Probation imprint. Starting Back is his latest effort under this moniker, and it follows a relatively straightforward electronica vein. A good use of stereo sound, some complex beats and enjoyable synth melodies round out this fine album, which is kind of like New Age meets Aphex Twin and Autechre. On a good sound system this would absolutely destroy you if you were stoned, which speaks to the complexity Heal is able to muster up. Recommended: stereo sound and high volume.


youuuuuuuutube!: a film by laurent perrier for his zonk't project

Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 15 tracks, 56:40, distributed by the label, released 2007]