First Listen: Maelstrom – ‘SPASM’ (C-KNOW-EVIL)

For well over the past decade, French musician and DJ Joan-Mael Péneau has performed and produced under the alias Maelstrom, one of the more fitting monikers in the electro scene. Tempestuous rhythms and moody vibes characterise the hypnotic sets he curates, a style continued on in his production due to masterful sound design and an experienced ear.

Regularly releasing on Lab-Rok Records and Expressilon in years gone by, and more recently on imprints such as Central Processing Unit and Acid Avengers, the wild and blustery output of the Frenchman has been recognised for some time.

His latest creations come via Craigie Knowes offshoot C-KNOW-EVIL. The 10″ vinyl features two new tracks filled with the full force of Péneau’s production power. A side ‘SPASM’ is the big room punisher here and does to the body what its title suggests, as sharp laser-like synths fire off in all directions underneath Maelstrom’s vigorous drum programming. Check below.

SPASM / TURBULENCE is out August 19th on C-KNOW-EVIL.

Buy it here.

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