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APOLLO NOIR

Apollo Noir is the alter ego of French producer Remi Sauzedde. 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.

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.

Part of French Showcase.

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