Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts ‘Ubiquitous Gaze’

Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts / Ubiquitous Gaze


Circus Company / Released July 2011


What does it sound like? 

The first from Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts since last year’s critically acclaimed album, Breaking The Fourth Wall, continues in a similar style. So that’s a rolling stream of percussion, summer afternoon jazz-tinged melodies and lengthy samples of legendary musicians, making it all quite Moodymann to say the least.

Or that’s what the A-side could be described as. Flip it to find You’re The One‘s staggering, bumbling bassline and stabbed synths melded together in some broken, acidic electro kind of way, with the production cementing any reference to the early days of warehouse music while a Wurlitzer adds an element of madness to the background. Oh, and you get the titler’s harmonies in a Stringapella.

Where would I dance to it? 

This is one to soundtrack terrace drinks, unless you’re listening to the B-side and then we’d hope there was a DeLorean in sight.

What highlights can I expect to here? 

Without copping out both tracks are pretty worthwhile, though if life depended on a decision we’d go for You’re The One.

Why should I pay for it?

Here be music worth owning.

Where can I buy it?