Last month marked the release of a brand new album on Versatile Records - a sultry, french inspired album by Antoine Kogut who had previously appeared under the alias of Syracuse. The album blurred the lines between balearic, ethereal dream pop and some sort of futuristic, robotic world. Think "Electric Dreams" without the contrived, corny fanaticism...
Anotoine is a talented producer with a focussed sensibility and detailed approach, all things are considered and he takes influence from further afield than you might stereotypically expect. As such we invited him to take us through some of the points of reference which have helped him form the basis of a new musical direction. From Koyanisqatsi to Arthur Russell - the remit is broad.
Buy the new album HERE.
This 1969 movie from Canadian avant garde animators and directors Norman McLaren and René Jodoin speaks about the harmony of spheres, the Pythagorean theory on which any occidental music is based on. Beautiful, emotional, and it works perfectly with Glen Gould playing Bach on it. Ugo Bienvenu, who directed the video of the first single of my album Sphere Of Existence showed me this a few years ago, since then I’ve watched it quite a lot.