What do you do when it looks like you’re finally realizing your life’s dream of making it in techno; when you’re at long last turning up on the playlists of the scene’s biggest DJs and being whisked to all corners of the globe to play to packed-out, rapturous dance floors? For Colchester based electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist Dominic Gentry (aka Attaque) it was the moment to hang up the headphones and make an electronica record with breathtaking songs, ethereal textures, intelligent melodies and not a single club track in sight.
ON LY OU is a debut which marries Attaque’s forward-thinking electronics and beats with epic shoegaze guitars.
A born musician and electronic music devotee since his early teens, it was in late 2011 when Gentry conceived the Attaque moniker. On his early techno releases as he appeared on some of Europe’s more wel known electronic labels: Kitsune, Turbo, Boys Noize and Bad Life. It was a couple of months later and Attaque had just played his first show in Japan when he came back to Essex and realized he no longer felt inspired to make 4/4 music for 5 am at dark, sweaty raves. In the bravest of brave moves he called time on the touring and locked himself away for a full year to craft his debut offering.
The result is contemporary production which traverses cutting-edge electronica, shoegaze and heartfelt pop. It jumps from great moment to moment, seamlessly gliding from the euphoric to the more intimate and emotive.
Attaque – ‘ON LY OU’
02 Change Your Mind
03 Only You
04 Future Earth
06 Let It Down
07 You Can’t Surrender If You’re Already Dead
08 I Give It Away
09 War Path
10 No Going Back