French artist Zooey debuts on spa.RK with a really warm 5-tracks vinyl only. Great melodies and cozy atmospheres, tiny sounds, lullaby spirit and an obvious ‘joie de vivre’ that you can find in every track. Zooey previously appeared on the Fat Cat Compilation ‘No Watches No Maps’ and has an upcoming full length release on Peter I'm flying french label.
Zooey is Mathieu Beck, currently based in Bordeaux, near the atlantic coast of France. Appealing to fans of Mego and Beach Boys, Twin Peaks and red wine, “The Beaver Island ep” is the perfect sound for a winter day while you’re watching through the window waiting for the sunny days to come. Definitely for emotional audiences.
Opening track ‘The beaver island’ is simply irresistable with its exquisit melody line and subtle downtempo beats. ‘Nous marchons sous la neige’ (meaning ‘we walk under the snow’) maintains the moody feeling of Zooey’s world. ‘111.1’ (Fibla remix) has it’s own story: Fibla fell in love with Zooey’s track on Fat Cat comp and here he delivers a gorgeous and lush remix of that song, his first appearance on spa.RK imprint. The remix is easily identifiable as his own with his signature beats and sublime use of bass, always a worthy addition to any release.
"This is a solid well produced introduction to some beautiful electronics which, unlike many releases recently, is not a blatant copy of music that has gone before. Individual, serene, calming - just lovely!" (Modsquare)
"Encore une fois une symphonie électronique parfaitement agencée qui éclot sur la longueur et révèle des couleurs diaprées, de multiples voix harmoniques, et régale l'ouïe. L'album se finit sur un Endless Summer on the Beavey Island ronronnant où les mêmes échos se perpétuent encore et encore, au milieu de cordes pincées et grattées, pour donner envie de rester indéfiniment sous le soleil réconfortant de Zooey, au bord de sa mer scintillante." (Autres Directions en Music)
released June 4, 2003
all tracks by zooey
remix by fibla
spa.RK, barcelona, 2003