Production : Marcassin Executive production in Cambodia : Dreamtouch Director : Mathias Chelebourg Director of photography : Athys de Galzain Unit production manager : Amaury Brougalay Producer : Anthony Saoudi Video editor : Pascal Revelard Color grading : Sylvain Canaux Merci à RVZ et St-Louis.tv pour leur inébranlable soutien
"A hugely rewarding listen" 7 - NME "Turzi has forged a distinctively European style of his own, drawing on Krautrock's acid-tinged-freak-outs and blood-curdling Italian horror soundtracks" ★ ★ ★ - Q "A French Pink Floyd on ketamine" - VICE "A highly evocative, unsettlingly seductive analogue-synth trip through a cinematic heartland" ★ ★ ★ - Metro UK "Spectacular and futuristic" - Les Inrocks
A stateless trio (Japan, UK, Sweden), Tristesse Contemporaine chose Paris as their battleground. The sound of their first album, produced by Pilooski (Discodeine) in 2012, was immediately praised among the music scene and critics -- raw and minimal, catchy yet mesmerizing, both poppy and spleen-heavy. Equally inspired by the ghosts of shoegaze, krautrock and Madchester, they aimed to write the soundtrack of an era that got lost into the nights. Songs like « I Didn't Know », « Daytime Nighttime », « In the Wake », or « Hell is Other People » set catwalks (Chanel) on fire along with the music press and live venues, as much in France (where they recently opened for Pulp at the Olympia) as elsewhere, including Russia and Eastern Europe.
After lurking at the edges of the clubs, Tristesse Contemporaine now is crawling out of the woodwork. A new album is to be released in September on Record Makers/Dirty. No one will survive...
Sebastien Tellier is an exceptional, highly personnal and intimate artist echoing such other one-offs as Robert Wyatt, Syd Barett or Serge Gainsbourg. An individual, an indomitable post mortal, a Parisian poet and a wild man of many, many talents.