released November 17, 2017
“Nord Stream” Official Video: youtu.be/7J3aothm4jk
Other platforms: smarturl.it/tic14
“Érosion” results from a rare and fruitful encounter. The raw, organic and experimental sound of composer-producer Thomas Regnault, aka Dew Town Mayor, resonates with the work on texture, material and rock of writer-illustrator Noël Rasendrason. This powerful and orgiastic track pays tribute to the “preacher house” classics from Chicago pioneers Mr. Fingers, Lil Louis and Green Velvet, while enrolling in a new wave of techno in French. It thus updates a certain kind of “chanson française”, from Gainsbourg to slam-rap, and replies thirty years later to Taxi Girl’s “Paris”, in which the awareness of a “no future” made of asphalt and concrete is replaced by that of its mineral origin and its consequences on the environment.
The two other tracks show Dew Town Mayor’s taste for electronica, radiant and bitter-sweet with “Nord Stream”, dark and sophisticated with “Class Agosta”. Bruno Fontana is the director of “Nord Stream”’s video, which tells the wandering of a solitary explorer, mankind’s last hope, on a quest for life.
Written, produced and performed by Thomas Regnault, except “Érosion”: lyrics and vocals by Noël Rasendrason.
Mastering: Rob Small
Artwork: Noël Rasendrason
Graphic design: Sylvia Tournerie
℗ 2017 Thomas Regnault © 2017 Micronautics