I first got aquainted with zoën a couple of years back through his and JamesPHoneys record Volume 3. After that he has kept popping up from time to time. On Noah23s Rock Paper Scissors, on 2nd Class Cititzens One by One EP and on the various installations of Goose Bumps. Early this year came his solo debut zoën. I liked it but it quite soon slipped into the back of my memory. His follow up One Night Between didn't. Here it felt like this French emcee and producer really found his place completely. Even though this is more of a production album, none of the guests take away the feeling of this being zoëns album. soso, Ceschi, Astronautalis and Andromeda Subvert as just a few of those who blessed the album with some real fine work. But it wouldn't be a great album if it wasn't for zoëns productions. Beautiful, sad and inspired melodies all throughout makes this a really high quality musical experience and the ride is not ready to stop yet.
zoën was nice enough to share his personal favourite albums of the year.
Ceschi - The One Man Band Broke Up
Dark Time Sunshine - Vessel
Factor - Lawson Graham
The National - High Violet
PNS & Zavala - Canciones Modernas
Iris & Arm - Les Courants Forts
Common Grackle - The Great Depression
Ira Lee - My Favorite Songs by Me