Talking about this first act titled A Fleur De Peau produced by Déhà gives me the opportunity to make some considerations about the modus operandi of prolific artists like the Belgian. The album in question was released in February 2020 and, including the other parts of the concept (in the meantime we’ve arrived at the fourth), in the fourteen months that followed another 13 full lengths were released under this moniker, not counting various and any released under the brand of the other numerous projects. Given that A Fleur De Peau – I – There Is No Home is a beautiful work, and this is not a surprise, the focus shifts to how appropriate it is to release one album per month, a strategy that despite the high quality of each album inevitably ends up diluting and dispersing the attention to what is produced by Déhà. I have had the opportunity to follow the parable of this magnificent musician since its inception, in addition to the possibility to know him personally, which allowed me to understand how his creativity is connected to an innate sensitivity, ending up to represent basically a sort of shock therapy against the depressive state that afflicts this guy in a persistent manner. As well as the benevolence and the affection that I have towards him does not condition me in the evaluation of his works, at the same time I regret that a rare talent like Déhà‘s risks to be watered down by a compositional bulimia that, in fact, prevents to elaborate and dissect every release properly, since as soon as you can get in tune with works objectively not trivial you find yourself having to start from scratch having to listen immediately to something new. If it is true that musicians of this kind do not produce music to get rich but simply to give vent to their compositional urgency, you do not have to be a marketing expert to realize that any product when it becomes inflated loses much of its inherent quality, even more when it comes to art. And if I find it hard to follow the exploits of one of my favorite musicians, I have to ask myself some questions.
2020 – Independent