THYLACINE is the project of French producer William Rezé. He recorded his second album Roads Vol.1 in Argentina. His previous record was recorded aboard the train that links Moscow to Vladivostok, a concept album inspired by travel, composed entirely over the course of the trip, alone in the cramped, confinements of his cabin.
The new full-length is out in February. As the press release reports he bought an iconic all-aluminum Airstreams 1972 trailer and after painstakingly transforming it into a recording studio, he put it on a freighter across the Atlantic before picking it up in Buenos Aires. He was drawn to South America by the pull of the unknown, the absolute absence of reference. He wanted to immerse himself in desert and lunar landscapes, explore multicolored canyons, sand dunes, giant cacti forests, snow-capped peaks… and write, alone, in the intimacy of his nomadic studio.
After making multiple stops in the wilderness, he returned with ten tracks that effortlessly combine Moderat’s aerial melodies, the solar touch of Nicola Cruz, and the techno power of Paul Kalkbrenner. His electronica is often laden with saxophone—his instrument of choice, which he started playing at the age of 6 and features vocals from Julia Minkin (of Kid Francescoli), Clara Trucco (a member of the trio Femina), and Juana Molina, “considered the Argentinian Björk.” “I wanted to go back to a music with a more acoustic sound,” he says.
Watch the official video for “Purmamarca“.