Vincent Dupas

Vincent Dupas

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Driven throughout his career by folk – and all its variations (my name is nobody, serpentine) and rock music – the angular and the savage (binidu, fordamage), all these bumpy roads, the recklessness, the success and mistakes, lead to taking a sidestep and starting over from scratch fresh and hungry. The first thing that strikes on the first album is the welcoming reedy voice, armed with radiant melancholy, reminding Stuart Murdoch (Belle and Sebastian) and Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo). The blossoming opening track « Des jours meilleurs » grabs our immediate attention.

From then on we are constantly moving forward whether its confessional, political, dreamy or down to earth, Dupas knows exactly where he’s going. Words, arrangements, everything falls into place, everything is here for a reason and so are we. Hooked to these ever evolving songs, sung in French and English in one single breath. The clever orchestration help us glide from one scenery to the next without even noticing, rooted in the elasticity of the rhythmic section, synth and female vocals, noisy guitars, ambient landscapes, electronic textures all blend together effortlessly. But the unexpected is never far away, the gorgeous duet is that shortcut, with Nona Marie Invie « Mon Pays » is a dizzying song, dry and beautiful as far as the eye can see. Produced collectively around Vincent Dupas in France, the album was mixed in Los Angeles by Theo Karon (Foxygen, Julia Holter, Angel Olsen).

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