JC released his debut album Portrait of a Flying Sky on Fred P’s off shoot label ‘Boards’ on 1 June.
You might not have heard of Jose Cabrera yet, but the Spanish producer has been working behind the scenes for a while now, putting out material for the likes of Fred P on his own label, A Harmless Deed, and holding down a residency at the mighty Tresor in Berlin.
For his debut, JC takes us on a deep trek through spacey techno. Sometimes psychedelic, often hypnotic, the album is a moody and mature offering from a relatively fresh-faced producer. You can tell that all his time spent immersing himself in the many-faceted world of techno has had an impact.
According to the man himself, creating the album was a cathartic experience, and it condenses all of his experience and influences to date. JC cites influences ranging from jazz, to post-punk to hip hop, although I’m not convinced I can hear them. This is an all out techno affair, featuring guest productions from Dario Zenker, Psynote and others.
Overall, an excellently produced and immersive listen.
A2 Endorphinas (feat. Kastil)
B1 Human Behavior
B3 King of the Wild Frontier
C1 Nebula 584 (feat. Dario Zenker)
D1 Hyperion (feat. Tadeo)
D3 Dementia (feat. Psynote)