Principles Of Geometry = 2 bearded cosmic twins. They live in North of France, they are obsessed with vintage analog synths, they are control freaks, hippie nerds, they like moustache, NASA videos, woods and Dakota.
This should already give you an idea of what you're about to listen.
This is their second record but their first real album on which they've been working for almost two years.
Lazare is an ambitious album that synthetises decades of electronic music incorporating John Carpenter's dramatic minimalism, Terry Riley's smokey loops, Wendy Carlos' synthetic melodies, Hip Hop urbanism and Aphex Twinesque avant-garde electronic tweaking. Nevertheless, no nostalgia here, because like in every good synthesis, you face something new, you are even propelled in a future where Sebastien Tellier sings on Italo Luv music a new kind of slow motion Italo Disco (A Mountain Of One), Mcs like Cannibal Ox and Hangar18 ride wild beats towards Wagner's Walkyrie (988), and Jackson meets Boards of Canada on a boat (Titan, Golem, Interstate Highway System).
Here, songs are like pictures, detailed encephalograms of Principles Of Geometry's moods, complex and beautiful geometric patterns, a poetry of the infinite. But for them, the most essential aspect of music is Emotion, it is the core of everything. Be it layers of melodies or beats avalanches, the goal is always to trigger an emotion, to talk to the mind more than the body. And they do so with such talent that you can always find something new within their songs, some hidden subliminal details.
For POG, this is a life-like album.
Last thing, the artwork was supervised by POG with a beautiful cover photograph by american artist Justine Kurland.
released March 29, 2010
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