Paradis – Recto Verso (2016) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Paradis – Recto Verso (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:03:33 minutes | 740 MB | Genre: Electronic, Deep House, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Barclay

Music globalization is a beautiful thing. Visual artists, musicians, labels and everyone else associated put themselves out there on a world stage for all to see. Regardless of the scope, the consequences, however, are just the same; you make it or you fail. A major factor is it takes a certain awareness for image – a conscious approach of your own context, style and influences – for contemporary musicians to produce something novel, a massive feat nowadays, and when it occurs it is prevalent. The French electronic duo, Paradis, consisting of Simon Mény anjd Pierre Rousseau, tastefully have accomplished such a feat, merging French-pop lyricism to dynamic and attractive production as distinct as they are French, and they most certainly have not failed.

The most recent interview with the duo was conducted as a review of their artistry, describing their take, briefly, on imagery within their music. Translated roughly from French to English, the two explained how their visuals to a song sharpen the impression it leaves, a feature particularly appealing to them, and all leading to the eventual release of their debut album, Recto Verso. Described by the duo, “we have a very photographic approach, even in the clips. This is something we built progressively… something that will develop later… an approach that suits us very well.” The title track exemplifies this, with visual direction and assistance by the honorary third member Andrea Montano, featuring the musicians at their most fashionable amid the Mediterranean while filming a sensual display of androgynous affection.

01. Instantan
02. Recto Verso
03. Quand Tu Souris
04. Toi Et Moi
05. Mieux Que Tout
06. Garde Le Pour Toi
07. Miroir (Un)
08. Miroir (Deux)
09. Paradis (Reprise)
10. De Semaine En Semaine
11. Contours