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Postby Dirty Thib » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:42 pm

I don't really like Bach, so this is definitely not going the right way for me... But I find this piece interresting. The sound is very different from what we are used with Air, especially in the beginning, with the electric guitar. This is edgy. I'm curious to hear the whole album. I don't know if I'll like it but it's definitely more interresting than what Darkel is releasing.
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Postby nbktginger » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:35 pm

it is indeed... interesting and promising, though it gets really crappy at 1.10! He seems to be the dark side of the air...
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Postby airlad » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:20 am

I have to admit that I'm not really into the Bach element and thought this album may not be for me. After watching this though I'm a little more hopeful that I'll enjoy what Nicolas is doing now. I really like this instrumental.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o7yQc-Nwe0
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Re: nicolas GODIN solo album : "contrepoint"

Postby waiu » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:16 pm

Presenting Nicolas newest Single: "Widerstehe doch der Sünde" (Resist the sin):
http://www.rollingstone.de/exklusive-vi ... de-799127/

„Ich wollte, dass die Songs auf Contrepoint wie Stangen sind, die ein Zelt aufrecht halten. Dieses Stück beginnt mit einem sehr merkwürdigen Akkord, der für seine Zeit sehr Avantgarde war. Bachs Partituren bewegen sich außerhalb jeglicher Regeln, und das wollte ich erkunden. Ich wollte auch, dass die Lyrics auf Deutsch sind, denn niemand erwartet, dass Deutsch sexy und cool klingen kann. Der Hauptsänger ist Gordon Tracks. Die andere Stimme ist Dorothée de Koon Dorothee, eine Freundin eines französischen Künstlers, den ich kenne. Beide sind deutscher Abstammung.“


So appearently, all of his new lyrics are in german - he wants to proof that you can sound sexy and cool in german. Main Singer is the not-so-secret-identity Gordon Tracks (Thomas Mars, Phoenix). The female singer is Dorothée de Koon Dorothee, both of them are german heritage...

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Re: nicolas GODIN solo album : "contrepoint"

Postby khordo » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:38 am

New single ! "Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwLLlT7MBkE
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Re: nicolas GODIN solo album : "contrepoint"

Postby gnoe » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:11 pm

You can listen to the album here:

http://www.deezer.com/album/11161866

You'll love it!
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Re: nicolas GODIN solo album : "contrepoint"

Postby donato » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:59 am

After the first couple of listens, really enjoying 'Clara'. It's a bit all over the place in both style and composition, but it works and is enjoyable.
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Postby gnoe » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:57 pm


nice!
i think it's a wonderful album
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Re: nicolas GODIN solo album : "contrepoint"

Postby Antoine » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:17 am

Great documentary, thanks!
Vincent Taurelle does a great job on keyboards.

I'm loving this album! I didn't imagine I would like it that much.
My favourite tracks are "Glenn" and "Quei due".
Is it me or does "Clara" sound like Henri Salvador is singing it?
"Bach Off" starts like Night Hunter and "Widerstehe doch der Suende" has smells of Astronomic Club (drums at the beginning).
To me this is more a soundtrack album (tribute to great composers that Nicolas enjoys such as Morricone, Barry, Legrand, Schifrin, Colombier,...) than a kind of J.S. Bach/Glenn Gould extension of their respective work.

I give this album 8 out of 10.

By the way, the track Mike Mills would have been a good choice for this album. But I prefer it remains with Air.
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Re: nicolas GODIN solo album : "contrepoint"

Postby Dirty Thib » Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:23 pm

I'm not into Bach but I really like this fun little record. I prefer this so much than Darkel's dull music...
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Postby nbktginger » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:23 pm

haven't heard the record yet but sounds great based on the documentary video.... really good stuff.
I ll buy it soon and going to Paris concert early November...
http://www.fnacspectacles.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Musique-electronique-NICOLAS-GODIN-86287.htm#/disponibilite/cc40987fc0a8280fca7585df9a04d231/normale
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Re: nicolas GODIN solo album : "contrepoint"

Postby khordo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:19 pm

Nicolas Godin - Bach Off - Live at Orly Ouest Airport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOMP2HqR2PM&feature=youtu.be
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