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2017-10-06
Bottin: I Have What I Gave

On his new album, I Have What I Gave, out October 6th on 2MR, Retrogroove, and TIN, Italian musician Bottin outdoes himself. He crafts propulsive, disco-laden scores for films not yet made, and introspective, mind-expanding cuts designed to ensure that people who want to dance never get caught up in conventional experiences. Each moment with Bottin is a memorable one. One thing that sets I Have What I Gave apart from his pioneering Horror Disco and much-loved Punica Fides LPs is that this time around Bottin didn't see to it to create a concept-album structure. Everything came at once during the writing and recording process, which no doubt gives the album its intensity and sense of immediacy. But even if the album didn't come about in a series of tightly crafted experiments, it doesn’t sound messy or chaotic. It's just the opposite. Bottin has managed to take bits and pieces of sounds, some short loops and orphaned arpeggios, and a handful of vocal samples, and put them together into an album that unifies 10 songs of divergent trajectories into an outstanding body of work that absolutely kills.

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2017-05-19
Bottin: YAML

'YAML' has a long history... nearly 10 years of it in fact! Bottin produced most of the instrumental almost a decade ago when he had a bedroom studio and his girlfriend at the time came up with the "You are my love" (hence the title 'YAML') hook and the first notes of the melody. It’s a song about a somewhat destructive yet playful relationship: the girl is willingly submissive and mixes reality with her dreams – she portraits her lover as dominant while she's in fact leading the game. Finally Bottin enlisted his friend Lavinia Claws who helped out with the final lyrics and recorded the vocals in Berlin. Lavinia will also be starring in the forthcoming music video of the song. The flipside of the record 'Roulez Jeunesse' is Bottin's soundtrack to an imaginary amusement park. We don't know the exact origin of the French saying Roulez Jeunesse but the person in charge to set you up and start the ride would yell 'Roulez jeunesse!' when everyone was locked in. The expression is now commonly used to mean that you’re all set to go, which seems fitting given the propulsive space disco vibe of the track.