Employing MIDI files lifted from an old GeoCities archive, the next outing from Levi Bruce, AKA Unknown Mobile, is indicative of an artist seeking to render lush and inviting music through fairly unconventional means. Daucile Moon takes its name from relatively unknown Canadian jazz number, one that Bruce describes as “pretty” and “melancholy.” Those words also apply to his record, but the similarities end there; the Montréal-based producer draws on early ‘90s post-club aesthetics and the sounds of the ‘Canadian Riviera’ synonymous with his native Vancouver for the most part – CFCF even makes cameos to sprinkle the record with some new age guitar.
Out soon on Pacific Rhythm, Daucile Moon reminisces on personal experiences. With B2’s ‘Oenology’ inspired by fond memories of drinking wine with friends, Bruce has picked out ten tracks appropriate for similar situations.
1. Laguna – Laguna
A perfect tune to pair with a picnic and a fun, light wine like the Pet-Nat from Weingut Brand in Germany.
2. Tim Story – The Lure of Silence
A murky and dark song. Recommended pairing with something equally subtle yet complex like Alessandro Viola’s Sinfonia di Grillo.
3. Alan Sorrenti – Sienteme
Beachside rock and roll, pairs perfectly with a nice smokey and bubbly rosé. The Rosato Vivace by Vini Rabasco in Italy would be a perfect match.
4. Steven Halpern and Paul Horn – Thigh Chi
Spiritual music calls for some equally spiritual wine. Legendary winemaker and natural wine pioneer Jean-Pierre Robinot’s Les Vignes de l’Ange Charme would be a great choice.
5. Pilgrims of the Mind – Subtropique
Flørist put me on to this Canadian masterpiece. He has been working at JaJa in Berlin, I recommend checking it out and asking him what would pair well with this blissful tune.
6. God’s Brain – Virtual Love
Funky and bumping trance, match it up with a funky and fun red, maybe No Sulfite No Cry by Lilian & Sophie Bauchet.
7. Cherry Bomb – Filterback
Getting a little bit more twisted with this tune, and would need an equally twisted wine. Tinto by Kindeli Wine would be a great pairing.
8. Exquisite Corpse – Strange Attractor
A perfect tune for a smokey dancefloor at 5am, would go well with a smokey red wine that still packs the juice. Swick’s K-Hungus tastes like watermelon and BBQ and would be a great matchup.
9. A² – Inspired
A wild and electrifying track, would pair well with a wine a sommelier described to me as “tellement électrique”. L’Octavin Charlot by Alice bouvot, a blend of both red and white wine grapes tasted at Mon Lapin here in Montréal.
10. Young American Primitive – Sunrise
Sunrise or sunset the track comes through to keep things chilled out. Suggested pairing: Lucky You by Laurence Saillard, delicious and simple just like this track.
Daucile Moon is out July 15th on Pacific Rhythm – pre-order here.