French techno icon Laurent Garnier checks in with an adventurous live album, collecting recordings of him jamming on electronics with a variety of musicians and vocalists from several 2006 festivals. The mood is similar to the trippy rock fusion of Bitches Brew-era Miles Davis, if you replace the rock references with ones borrowed from electronic music
Most of this album is probably too weird for most dance floors, but for home listening it's just weird enough. Rhythmically, he's pulling more from drum 'n' bass than fans might expect, and surprisingly those moments work better than the house and techno beats.
The best bits are the languid electro-dub numbers, where there's tons of space for the musicians to really talk to each other and you get a sense of the interplay between the electronics and the instruments.