"A / N" debut album release
3rd March 2017 on Tigersushi Records
Apollo Noir is the alter ego of French producer Remi Sauzedde. This is his first ever release.
After growing up in the middle of the deepest French countryside (one would say in the middle of nowhere), a place called « The Black Woods » in Auvergne, Apollo Noir found his way into music playing drums in various Hardcore Punk and Grind bands. Hardcore is always a good way of starting music, a bit like going to the conservatory for classical musicians. During these years as a drummer, Apollo Noir listened to a lot of music, learning, digesting, forging a solid knowledge of indie music that will help him define his future sound.
Eventually he came across a drum machine/ sequencer / synth made by Roland in the 90s called the MC909. A cheap machine used in a lot of Trance productions at that time. That was his entry point to making electronic music and how he started collecting synths obsessively.
Almost an adult, he’s ready to start his own solo project that he calls Apollo Noir as a nod to his childhood ‘Black Woods’.
His first album "A/N" naturally comes to the ears of Joakim's Tigersushi label, it's the kind of music they're drawn to, ambitious, emotional, challenging, genre-defying. For Apollo Noir, this is a distortion of reality, where music and spirituality become one. His music combines rawness, brutalism, minimalism and perfectionism in a very unique way. A few transformed voices haunt the record like a ghostly mass. There’s elements of Vangelis epic synths, Oneohtrix Point Never’s futuristic free forms or Sonic Youth dissonant noise, all made mostly from rearranged live takes recorded with a whole analog synth and drum machines set up. And yet it doesn’t sound vintage at all.
"A/N" is a trip to a distant planet, both familiar and strange, a psychedelic and distorted utopia.
The first track to be taken from "A/N" is "Coding Augmented Reality", the video for which debuted on the art, design and pop-culture platform Fubiz.
Directed by Serguei Spoutnik, "Coding Augmented Reality" is the first in a trilogy of videos featuring 3D-made still life that question the power of new technologies and how our society copes with the new digital world.
"A / N" ALBUM TRACK LIST
1. Post Rejecto
2. Nake Moise
4. Coding Augmented Reality
6. I Love Real Mountains
7. Shared System
8. Deluxe Ace
11. Gim Kordon
Release Date: 3rd March 2017 Formats: Digital and vinyl Cat Number: TSRCD030 / TSRLP030 Distribution: Believe / Tigersushi Live in Paris: 24th of March / Garage Mu 1st of April / Salo Club
Release Date: 3rd March 2017
Formats: Digital and vinyl
Cat Number: TSRCD030 / TSRLP030
Distribution: Believe / Tigersushi
Live in Paris:
24th of March / Garage Mu
1st of April / Salo Club