Maoupa Mazzocchetti - Laugh Tool

Maoupa Mazzocchetti - Laugh Tool

Verdict: 3.5/5



MNQ 080



Written By

Dragoș Rusu


January 12, 2016

After several acclaimed productions on Unknown Precept, PRR!PRR! and Mannequin Records, Maoupa Mazzocchetti - Florent Mazzocchetti on his real name - drops the ultimate rocket on Earth: 'Laugh Tool', the debut full-length album.

This is perhaps one of the most exciting releases from the new year ahead, as the young Brussels based producer creates an original and modern piece of contemporary electronic music.

Using analog synth and sequencers, modified drum machines, tape loops and a load of pedal effects, most of Florent’s productions sound like space rockets; unpolished, rough and bloody cold basslines are jacking through beguiling industrial synths, evoking a strong feeling of DIY ethic, and a punk ideology and anti-consumerism.

Florent had a crush on drums at the early age of 10, but as the time passed by, his approach with rhythm and drums was never traditional, making him feeling more a researcher than a musician.

‘Laugh Tool’ is not an easy album, but as you’ll embark on this crazy journey, you may encounter sonic resemblances of the early Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Front 242 or even Nitzer Ebb, in true accord with modern and contemporary electronic sounds grown by forward thinking minds such as Charles Manier or Beau Wanzer.

Fresh, uncompromisable and blistering, Mazzocchetti’s new album stands out as a true weapon against the common perception of electronic music and how it should sounds like. Each track feels like beating metal tables with chains in a rebel Vega style. Haunting, hypnotic and confused, this is the kind of album that will help you in your daily routine; yes, this is the perfect companion in nature, cars, nightclubs, bedrooms, long poker nights, any possible sport you could imagine, metros, festivals, news stands, you name it - Mazzocchetti has it.


A1. Walloon Smokers
A2. Zero Power Fixed
A3. Unsequenced Hours
A4. Laugh Tool
A5. Startisty
B1. Dear Idols
B2. I'll Have The Meat But Not Teeth
B3. Hair Bulbs Jam
B4. Pale Social Dimension
B5. Car Clock

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