Breathtakingly original and impossible to get over, the Daul Kim EP from US-based Parisian is released on innovative label Push & Run on 18th February 2013.
Inspired by the writings of South Korean model Daul Kim’s blog before she committed suicide, Parisian’s creations occupy their own universe within modern electronic music, bound together by sheer haunting, emotional force. Lead track ‘Diamond Variations’ was made as a companion piece to a particular video of Daul Kim asleep, setting the tone with its lilting percussion punctuated by offbeat sounds; their juxtaposition highlighting the fragility of both her, and of the track.
‘Guilty Step’ pushes the tempo up a notch, edging toward ethereal 2 step while the EP is completed with ‘Places She’s Been’ – a haunting echo of bass forever present – and final track ‘Still In Love With’ which is as raw as it gets with its fragile, offbeat shuffle permeated by evocative keys.
Otherwise known as Ian Jones from St. Louis, Missouri, Parisian cites movie scores, particularly New Wave French Cinema, as a huge influence on his nostalgic productions, also witnessed on his debut EP ‘These Emotions Ran High’, available as a free download earlier this year.
Seeking out a release on Push & Run after admiring the label’s honed aesthetic which has seen them champion the likes of Ifan Dafydd, Pedestrian and newcomers Bodhi as well as be championed by the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Parisian is set to welcome a whole new set of fans of his own to the Push & Run stable.