Voyager, the fourth album by pioneering producer Vitalic – aka Pascal Arbez – arrives on a new label, Clivage, and sees him digging into his disco roots, exploring the legacy of innovators like Giorgio Moroder, Cerrone and Patrick Cowley, and collaborating with guests including Miss Kittin. Drowned In Sound have recently praised his “audacious maximalism” and “stylish, off-centre Eurodance.”
He’s also embarking on a UK tour in March:
3 March The Tunnels, Aberdeen
4 March Ironworks, Inverness
10 March SWG3, Glasgow
11 March Electric Brixton, London
After their self-titled first album and the more reflective electronic pop of Stay Golden, Tristesse Contemporaine‘s Stop and Start completes the trilogy while beginning a new cycle. The trio at the head of this voyage through time and space are a motley crew who met each other in Paris: Narumi from Japan, Maik from England via Jamaican roots, and Leo from Sweden. The essence of what they play as Tristesse Contemporaine is “less is more” – two chords, minimal instrumentation, all mixed with maximum reverb. Abandoning the middle of the road, the band focused on ten tracks where they put their cards on the table and pedal to the metal.