OXIA is releasing this week a flamboyant second album on InFiné. The fans of the first album “24 Heures” released in 2004 will be surprised. The groove remains nonetheless the common denominator of all tracks produced by Oxia. But between this two album, Olivier Raymond has travelled, remixed and produced a lot of music for very respected labels of the likes of Kompakt, 8bits, Tsuba to name just a few. Only was missing a Long Player, this particular exercise, which forces the artists to assess their influences and aspirations and to crystallise them in a record of one hour. “I’ve had a wider range of influences on this album. Not only jazz, but also folk, classical music, as well as bands such as Radiohead, Lonely Dear and Apparat” Oliver confessed in an interview for Data Transmission. “
“The album reflects me as a person and what I have been through in the last years. It reflects my different state of minds.” But it will also influence the listener’s mood and behaviour.
Tides of Mind is conducive to daydreaming, smiling, feet-tapping and escapism... It unfolds seamlessly, much to our serenity and delight.
The album also features vocal collaborations of Miss Kittin, Mesparrow and Scalde.
mp3 on I-Tunes, Beatport …
Selected links on Tides of Mind
FRANCE INTER (Fr)
DATA TRANSMISSION (Uk)
BEATS and BEYOND (Eng)
SENTIRE ASCOLARE (It)