Barcelona-based Matthieu Faubourg has been sharing his jazz-inflected twist on minimal deep house for some years, primarily on labels like Smile For A While, Happiness Therapy and Neovinyl. Now he comes to Jazzy Couscous with his debut album, which was primarily recorded in Vienna and takes its cue from the Da Vinci quote used as a title. There's a clarity to the ideas on this record, as Faubourg moves through varying shades of energy, tempo and groove while maintaining a smooth, cool-headed mood throughout. As well nine original tracks, the album also closes out with a classy remix from Byron The Aquarius, who takes on opening track 'Winter Will Be Long'.
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