Fauna Diction

by Acid Fountain

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    Limited edition white cassette (50 hand-numbered copies). C30. Chrome tape. Hand-stamped pink/black cover on deluxe gold paper ("Hylé" logo hand-stamped in black). Released by Hylé Tapes in 2015.
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Hylé Tapes 003 : "Fauna Diction".

"Recorded somewhere in Paris during 2014.
A 40 minutes journey from dance music to electronic improvisations.

What you see is not what it seems...


All music by Acid Fountain.
Artwork by Richard Francés.
"Dystopia Then Hop Hop" & "Young Daydreamers" mixed by Adrien Kanter.
Additional synths on "Young Daydreamers" by Adrien Kanter.

Limited edition grey tape (50 hand-numbered copies). C40. Hand-stamped ("Hylé" logo in blue).
Released on Hylé Tapes; available here: hyletapes.bandcamp.com/album/fauna-diction


released February 1, 2015


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"Yet another fantastic tape, yet another underrated album! Richard Francés is a musician based in Paris, France and his project Acid Fountain is exactly what you think it is. With his first full-length release ‘Fauna Diction’ he’s paying tribute to a generous number of various genres that could be called post house, cosmic acid, krautpop, cosmic techno or dream drone – anything you can achieve with melted synthesizers and tipsy drum patterns, spiced up with mysterious voices from other galaxies. Exciting rhythms, unpredictable turns. Wish more people would discover this gem. (...)"



"Whoa, is that floating pumice on the cover? It better be, because if it is, that’s a great visual metaphor of what’s going on behind those glossy pixels in the artwork. The music here, released on the up and coming electronic label Hyle Tapes, makes you feel almost light as air and still leave a rough, DIY edge to it. Following the rich legacy of French house scene, Acid Fountain takes a dive into steady dancefloor beats, neon synth washes and minimalist, subtle structures reminiscent of the more modern purveyors of the mutant house craze such as Octo Octa. It thumps and beats, it goes deep, and it goes smooth. Total zone-out. Recommended!"

- Weed Temple -



On episode 27, Norelco Mori Podcast :



"Forest-music", "Hylé" & "Dystopia Then Hop Hop" music videos on youtube :




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Acid Fountain Paris, France

Richard Francés is a French composer/musician born in Alicante in 1981 and now based in Paris.

His project Acid Fountain seeks to bring together abstract and representational art, improvisation and composition, experimental and dance musics.
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