Erik Satie – Gnossienne n°1
Because Erik Satie.
Gilles Rivard – Je reviens
I listened to a lot of yatcht rock from all over the world while producing my ‘Midnight Resistance’ LP
Clio – Faces
…As well as a lot of good italo Disco! I love this voice on the chorus!
Maya – Lait de coco
I’m a pretty big fan of french funk from the 80’s!
Vladimir Cosma – Hello Marylin
I listen to Cosma’s music everyday since my younger years. He’s the best!
Rachid Taha – Gana El hawa
I’m also a pretty big fan of Taha’s music who passed away few years ago…
Pink rhythm – Melodies of Love
This pretty unknown gem from 1985 has had a big influence on all my productions.
Johnny Hallyday – A Tout Casser
Did you know, Jimmy Page was playing on this song ? 🙂
Joe Smooth – Promised Land
Because we all need a promised land right now.
Grigoris Bithikotsis – Tou Votanikou O Magas
I feel strongly connected with Greece so I think the country as a whole influenced me big time !
The Toxic Avenger – Midnight Resitance LP (Enchanté Records
Maxence Cyrin, Look Mum No Computer and many more to make it an album full of gems. This French artist is a sound designer and producer of high repute who has won awards for his computer games soundtracks, has DJed all over the world and written many scores in his time. The last year has seen him release four EPs that were recorded at home with only a singular modular synth with Greg Kozo, and each one picked up support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, DJ T. and Maceo Plex. He has also just signed to create the music for Hugo Boss, Armani and Yves Saint Laurent and leans on two years of modular synth playing throughout this new album. It also takes in neo-classical piano, synth pop, electro and plenty more and is a hugely emotive listen from start to finish with plenty of studio skills and strong melodies also colouring in the grooves while references to Nils Frahm, Vangelis, Daft Punk and MGMT all abound. There are real pop singles along the way such as the heady ‘Lies’ (feat. Look Mum No Computer), the 80’s nostalgic ballad ‘Mandala’ (feat Ornette), and the bittersweet ‘Rent Boy’ (feat Jay-Jay Johanson). The Toxic Avenger’s musical skills are revealed in the likes of opener ‘Americana’ and the captivating ‘on Sight,’ while crunchier production techniques shine through on ‘Midnight Resistance.’ He also sings himself for the first time on ‘Les Heres’ to great effect. Two special guests featuring on closing tracks with Simone on ‘Falling Apart’ and the off-beat flow of Diamond Deuklo on ‘L’Avenir d’Avant. Complex yet fluid, innovative yet accessible, this is a glowing work from The Toxic Avenger that showcases his wide range of skills across a real musical journey.
Out Now… The Toxic Avenger – Midnight Resistance LP (Enchanté Records) – Cat. No.: ENCH19 Format: Digital