lingouf's second album on ant-zen illustrates a further exploration into this artist's very special aural and visual thinking. to him, music and the corresponding artwork are allegories of a general emotion - moments of happiness brought by love, but importantly happiness overlaid with the knowledge of sadness, melancholy and loss. 'ange' (angel) and 'gruikk' (lingoufs onomatopoeia for distorted mind / thoughts) can be seen as ensigns for this symbiotic emotion. which is also represented on the front cover: a homage to the 1594 french painting, 'portrait of gabrielle d'estrées and duchesse de villars'. (fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Meister_der_Schule_von_Fontainebleau_002.jpg).
on this release's six tracks, lingouf allows each composition to blossom and transform. from the megrim of 'le carnaval des animaux' (influenced by the programme music cycle of the same name composed by camille saint saëns in 1886), the drifty bass pulses/beat shuffles on 'ange et gruikk' and 'garage', the straight and partly distorted floor burners 'vifoogy' and 'st-geniez' and lastly the broken beats and rich melodic layers of 'dorpramepasu'. 'ange et gruikk' abducts the listener into a very unique cosmos of deep spheres, sounds, emotional atmospheres and hypnotizing sonic playfulness. an audiolicious mélange of ambient, technoid and industrial music.