Molécule {ARIA}

Subsequent to the recently released single and ferocious video for ‘Violence’ and remix package for ‘Sila’ (which received support from French tastemaker publications XLR8R, Greenroom and Tsugi). French electronic producer Molécule shares latest single ‘ARIA’ via Because Music. Upon returning after a five-week journey across the North Atlantic Ocean, Roman Delahaye, aka Molécule has produced an entrancing concept album, titled “-22.7°C”, set for release on 16th February, after embarking on a life-changing, perception-altering expedition to capture the frigid flow of the Arctic Circle.

Head of independent Parisian label Mille Feuilles, Molécule has worked with prominent labels in the past such as Sounds Around, Aktarus, Underdog Records and Play It Again Sam, respectively, and has released numerous remixes, singles, EPs and seven full-length LPs, including an eighth on the way. In 2018, Molécule is scheduled to perform at Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival in Groningen, The Netherlands alongside artists such as Rone, Sigrid, Högni, Au/Ra and many, many more.

Influenced by nature, isolation and human existence, Molécule’s music could be best comparable to electronic and experimental techno artists such as the swelling atmospheres of Kevin Gorman, the sawtooth pulsing of German producer Helena Hauff and the investigative experiments conducted by Silent Harbour, thrown into a cohesive blender to form Delahaye’s deeply constructed signature tone.

Molécule’s ‘ARIA’ creeps in howling against a sinister, pulsating thump amidst deranged melodies and deep bass tones. Arpeggio synthesizers and basslines lead the way towards a darkened aura, bleeding through steadily percussive beats and distanced, ethereal pad atmospheres. This might just be the perfect soundtrack to darkness, panic and underlying turmoil.

The director, Morgan Beringer comments on the video for “ARIA”, “The intention was to create a semi-abstracted version of the documentary, hopefully conveying both an element of loose narrative of the experience in Greenland while also using effects and abstraction to push the imagination to explore how those experiences influence the resulting musical production. The inherent connection between imagination and reality. The Northern Lights also served as a heavy influence here, their neon green colour that contrasts so much with the otherwise white landscape, inspiring the use of RGB splitting to create equally alien yet natural colours upon the white landscape…”

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