Published Jan 11, 2017Unalloyed, Unlicensed, All Night! is Jesse Osborne-Lanthier's debut for German label Raster-Noton. The release is the ninth instalment of the label's unun series, through which Raster-Noton seek to promote evolving artists by offering them a platform for their "musical diamonds in the rough." This is valuable information when considering Osborne-Lanthier's effort.
The record is reportedly the result of an idiosyncratic research process that scoured online production tutorials two hours before a live set in Paris. It boasts a fusion of fervent, call-and-response themes drawn from a variety of sub-genres within commercialized electronic music. Big-room house collides with trance on tracks that consistently unravel into sonic abstraction.
As a result of the aggressive juxtaposition of musical techniques, Osborne-Lanthier's effort often swings into inaccessible territory, exploring a variety of creative practices that rarely intersect. The abrasive textures and incessant collision of driving, melodic forces reveal a haphazard production process that, with more time spent on composition, might have resulted in a less alienating level of abrasion. (Raster-Noton)