20 November 2017 / DEMENT3D
- 01. Love Of A Lifetime
- 02. Blurry Youth
- 03. Slave, No Slave
- 04. Just A Dream
- 05. Shamefaced
- 06. Falling For Her
- 07. Under Your Spell
- 08. Dirty Chat
- 09. Down Under feat. Opuswerk
- 10. Rachael
- 11. Absolute Therapy
At night, things get a lot more unpredictable. A stranger can become a friend, you suddenly become intimate with a woman or a man whose name you will never find out, while darkness also allows you to conceal your true identity - even become someone else.
Inspiration for this album emanates from the fascination towards the intensity of what nightlife has to offer ; euphoria and melancholy, spotlights or incognito, sexual contact or lonely voyeurism... Francois X entertains the listener with playful ambiguïty and unsettling, yet sensual atmospheres. Sometimes dirty, sometimes just quite naively elegant, the double-edged demeanor on this album fittingly concludes the Blade-Runner’s replicants-inspired triptych with his two previous EPs on DEMENT3D. X had envisioned Rachael as the last reference to the movie. The enigmatic, smart but unpredictibale woman. Exactly the kind of muse an artist seeks.
In the intimacy of his studio, he slowly reached a state of flux, where creation and narration blends in naturally. Just like when the dancers let go, X’s mind was pouring ideas. Quite a surprising variety of genres and references featured on this album, bridging a lot of influences and different compositions together - yet held together by a cinematic, sexual tension and blurry atmosphere. Much like his DJsets, you have to imagine Francois X running an esoteric ceremony of sexual wizardry and card-shuffling where bodies slowly moisten and yield to abandonment.
Media for Irregular Passion
03 August 2017
RA announce François X's debut album Irregular Passion
06 October 2017
Neverwhere radio with François X
09 October 2017
XLR8R premiere 'Down Under' by François X
23 October 2017
Trax Magazine premiere François X - 'Dirty Chat'
09 November 2017
François X passed by Radio Nova
21 November 2017
Tsugi premiere François X - 'Rachael'