Paris breeds funky shit. A serious rebirth of something that is so ancient and something new and forward mashed together into a mind twisting carnival of pop house meets classical orchestra. With tones that hit and sound like slivers of Daft Punk meets Digitalism, it still stands on it’s own most of the track and is hard to pinpoint what it is. Do you play this at a club or at a European wine and cheese party. I think if Eyes Wide Shut had a dance club downstairs of the estate, this would have been playing.
From Paris, Thomas Roussel and Yannick Grandjean are SomethingALaMode, SALM for the intimate or those in a hurry, an exceptional duet, and I mean it because it is a rare thing to meet classical musicians fed on club culture – musicians just as thrilled by post romantics like Shostakovitch, Stravinski or Fauré among others as by Daft Punk ‘s Homework or Mirwais ‘ Disco Science; musicians who can launch a 2008 techno parade in front of 15,000 persons and the day after play for a happy few at the ICA in London; musicians eager to have their album mixed by Arnaud Rebotini, the dark prince of the dark touch to release it with Yellow, the historic label of electronic music with a French touch flavour.
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