Avant-electronic artist Katuchat unveils a surreal post-apocalyptic video for ‘Spleen’ taken from his latest addition to Roche Musique, the ‘Anaesthesia’ EP. The experimental electronic artist details the animated clip, “Spleen depicts, in a dreamlike chaos, the inner battle that shook the creative process of this EP.” Strongly influenced by artists such as Aphex Twin, Arca and Shlohmo, the French newcomer makes his mark on the Parisian based label with the complex and rich compositions found within ‘Anaesthesia’. A personal and vivid journey, ‘SPLEEN’ interlinks with all 5 tracks of the EP, with the word Anaesthesia literally defined by the loss of sensitivity of an organ or body part.
Katuchat, of his name Maxime, relates his personal history. Affected since his early age with an incurable disease the young French producer chooses music as executory. He transcribes his daily struggle, through his music instilling hope and positivity. Over the pieces, he gradually, almost chronologically, bring us through his states of mind, from hypertension to spleen. His productions unstructured, agitated at the same time very calm, as a contained torpor, an implosion in depths. Katuchat’s pieces are very detailed, between vaporous spreads and deep bass, few notes of pianos and aerial elements come across to complete an elusive melody.
Beyond music, Maxime has worked an aesthetic also marked with his wounds, the scar on the back of his head, worn proudly, to hide nothing from the world, is the central element of his artwork. “Indelible and immutable, like a tattoo, this scar represents the way I had to learn to live with my illness by assuming the traces left externally and internally”, he says. Anesthesia is a very personal musical project to express the acceptance of this disease, the consent to never really heal and the importance of keeping your head up.