Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Jac Berrocal, David Fenech & Vincent Epp - Ice Exposure [Klanggalerie - 2020]

Ice Exposure is darting ‘n’ subtly daring three-way collaboration that sits somewhere between jazz, improv, sparse electro texturing, experimental post-punk, and general mellow-if-crazed experimentation. It’s a forty-two-minute album that takes in sixteen tracks- which flirt between slightly wacky noir mood-ness, darting & building quirkiness, and a blend of the two. The release comes as either a vinyl release on Blackest Ever Black & a CD release on Klanggalerie- I’m reviewing the latter.

The release brings together the French trio of singer, composer & trumpeter Jac Berrocal, composer, guitarist and singer David Fenech, and visual and sound artist- Vincent Epplay.


The sixteen-track album moves from moody & expressive trumpet piping, bit biting electronics, darting noir drums/  guitars, and French spoken word of “Car Havana Midi”. Going onto the swimming static, baying harmonics, and bounding beat pulse of “Lisiere Island” which features touches of east promise horn work, and ghostly backwards ‘n’ forwards female vocals. Through to pin-pong ethic beats, trumpet wails, and snaking-bounding post-punk guitar tones of “Lower Mechanism”. Finish with a tolling-to-ringing blend of wayward electro texturing & radio voice texturing meets sadly wail trumpet playing of the final track “Take My Diction”.

If you enjoy where largely mellow jazz, darting improv,  quirky-to-playful electronica, and light sampling meets- I think you’ll most certainly get a kick out of Ice Exposure.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Jac Berrocal, David Fenech & Vinc...
Ice Exposure is darting ‘n’ subtly daring three-way collaboration that sits somewhere between jazz, improv, sparse electro texturing, experimental ...
011222   Colossloth - Promethean Meat
011222   Maschinenzimmer 412 - Macht D...
011222   Orders To Kill - Orders To Ki...
011222   Jesper Nordin - Vicinities
011222   Satan’s Little Helper - Satan...
011222   The Son Of The Devil - The S...
301122   Black Candles - Black Candles...
291122   .Nightmare Symphony - Nightma...
281122   There Was A Fish In The Perco...
281122   Planet Shithead/Dosis Letalis...
Latest Articles

Hastings of Malawi - Deliriously ...
Formed in the early 1980s, after the member's sonic dabbling’s on the early Nurse With Wound records, Hastings Of Malawi took a decidedly busy and deta...
231122   Hastings of Malawi - Deliriou...
011122   Raffaele Pezzella - Pursuing ...
111022   Fouke - Bigfoot walled noise
150922   Joe Sherlock - The King of mo...
230822   Sdug Bsngal - Some Scars Run ...
020822   The Night Porter & Slowgurn p...
200622   The Worse Album In The World ...
240522   Noir On Powerhouse Films - Fr...
260422   Schloss Tegal - Back To The ...
230322   The Residents - Fifty Years ...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom