James Grant and Above & Beyond’s Anjunadeep has brought us music from some big names over the years, including the likes of Jody Wisternoff, Cubicolor and Ben Böhmer, as well as a number of new and unestablished acts here and there. The most recent newcomer to join the Anjuna family is French-Canadian producer and live act CRi, who following releases with TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art Records and a couple of EPs on Anjunadeep, now brings his debut long player, Juvenile.
The 11-track record sticks to the usual Anjuna-friendly form factor, with heavy doses of punchy house drums, warm filtered basslines and pluck style melodies on display. A number of prominent vocal features are also present, including those of Jesse Mac Cormack and Sophia Bel, who have featured on previous CRi productions. Speaking on the project, CRi added “Juvenile is an ode to youth, innocence and dreams. The melancholy of the past and the hope of the future shape the mood of this album. The project revisits what resonated with me when I was young, and blends it with what drives me today. It’s a way for me to take stock of an era, and turn the page on something new.”
Where to start:
Friends In Secret – Emotive synth chords and crunching percussive textures
Naissance – Progressive synth arpeggiation aided by ever-evolving filter work
Stranger – Feel good vocals surrounded by subtle melodies and a modulated bassline
Previous from CRi:
Initial EP (2019, Anjunadeep)
Someone Else EP (2017, Young Art Records)
If you like this then check out:
Luttrell – Lucky Ones LP (2019, Anjunadeep)
Ben Böhmer – Breathing LP (2019, Anjunadeep)
CRi – Juvenile is out now on Anjunadeep.