"Surlendemains Acides" is the second full length from Xavier Paradis’ project AUTOMELODI. As with AUTOMELODI’s past efforts, this sophomore album does offer a nod to obscure ‘80/’90s European electronic music - artists such as Trisomie 21 and Grauzone among others - but the main focus of the arrangements, melodies and production on "Surlendemains Acides" is to frame and carry the album’s very dense and personal lyrical universe: A bittersweet, angular path, haunted by shades of anxiety and disenchantment. These themes translate especially well through Paradis’ cold, yet shimmering French vocals, to create a listening experience with both unusual depth and levity.
As Paradis clearly moves towards straightforward songcraft on this latest effort, the AUTOMELODI project is elevated beyond a brilliant work of post modern electronic music to become a true stand-out within the broader context of popular music.
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I am a big fan of old-school EBM. Also I like synthie/electro Pop. This Sound brings both components together. Voice, beat, melody - fit very well together. To find music in that style and that high quality is very rare. A must-have!!! :-) empathy_test