After releasing a handful of EP’s and high profile official remixes for the likes of Radiohead, Ciara and Shlohmo, Canadian born producer Jacques Greene has now released his debut album, ‘Feel Infinite’. Born, Philippe Aubin-Dionne, his first long play record looks at club culture and music holistically and all of the unique experiences and encounters that come with it. It is an album entwined with nostalgia as it looks inside Aubin’s mindset on the club experience.
Staying true to the thematic nature of the album , ‘Feel Infinite’ boasts several great club tracks with driving bass lines, pumping drums and hypnotic vocal samples. The track ‘To Say’, builds into a track that would be fit for a dance floor at 2AM as well as the morning commute to work. The bouncing bass line propels the house track along, with the track breaking down as a soft synth line is slowly filtered out, before the drums kick back in again. Another stand out track from the record is ‘Dundas Collapse’, which provides an interesting 2 minute atmospheric journey, as glitchy vocal snippets call out in the background.
One of the more interesting choices from Aubin, is the collaboration with American singer-songwriter How To Dress Well on the track ‘True’. While it is clear what Aubin was trying to do on this song with the excellent input from How To Dress Well, the track as a whole feels slightly out of place from the rest of the record. Luckily, the rest of the ‘Feel Infinite’ track listing harmonizes together quite effectively. Harder hitting club tracks, such as ‘Real Time’ are followed up by slower atmospheric pieces, like ‘Cycles’ and ‘You See All My Light’. This provides a delicate representation of a night out progressing into the walk home or the quiet moment of the night after you arrive home.
Although there are no truly groundbreaking moments on ‘Feel infinite’, the overall theme and vibe that Aubin creates on the record makes for an enjoyable listen. The album is characterised by a holistic look at the experiences of club culture, with several wistful moments making you feel exactly as the title of the album suggests.
‘Feel Infinite’ is out now via Lucky Me Records.