French rock music doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being spectacular. When people think of French music, images of jazz bands in Parisian night clubs and street musicians on the Left Bank may come to mind. Crooners. Edith Piaf. Singers that put you in the mood for romance and bottles of wine under a cute full moon.Read More
A visit to Paris? That needs planning, but a listen? In an instant, please.
One of underground label La Souterraine‘s acts, O (short for Olivier Marguerit), just released a full-length B-sides collection, “Be Sides – Mostla Tape,” which round out some of the most interesting arrangements and production for a French neophyte [at least for me].Read More
Listening to Alexander Blu’s May feels like melancholy and nostalgia — it is a devastatingly aching throwback to the transcendent nature of EDM from decades past.
Think, Moby, circa late 90s — that’s what Blu’s vibe sounds like… most evident in the moribund first notes of his first track, Emptiness, which quickly builds up into a top-tapping, breakbeat with sweeping infusions of ambient sounds, interrupted only by the occasional disembodied robotic vocals. From there, the tempo picks up considerably, with tracks like “Concert,”Drop,” and “Cosmo” as standout tracks. Read More