It is the fifth year of anniversary of Electric Voice Records. Five years is something to be celebrated, though our year was plagued with some disappointing management. It is quite something in retrospect, as I created the label out of my bedroom in my mother's house when I was 16, and now as a 21 year old I am happy that label has created it's own entity. Adding new members to our independent operation became crucial in order to properly function, and we are all working together to approve the quality of our services and to create a more transparent co operation.
In celebration, today all of our digital release on BandCamp are 50% off. Please use the code "fiveyears" at the checkout to redeem your discount. It will only be valid until the end of your day, Sunday July 20th.
At long last, after some very poor business practices from a particular American pressing plant, the Automelodi LP, Surlendemains Acides is finally shipping and will be available in store throughout the globe in the next coming weeks. The vinyl is very limited to 500 copies, half of each are spoken for. The LP will be available on the fall European Automelodi tour which will be updated in our tour section. Customers looking to order with PayPal, please visit our BigCartel page.
Surlendemains Acides is the second full length from Xavier Paradis’ project Automelodi, and his first on new label Electric Voice Records. As with Automelodi’s past efforts, this sophomore LP 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.
Surlendemains Acides LP
A1. La Cigale
A2. Aléas, Dernières Chances
A3. Vacances à Maiori
B1. Fenêtres ouvertes
B2. Navette de remplacement
B3. Fables et Proverbes
B4. Métropole sous la pluie
B5. À la date verticale
Revolver USA: http://www.midheaven.com/item/surlendemains-acides-by-automelodi-lp
I am happy to have also added two projects of my dear friends in Tropic of Cancer and Dirty Beaches to the roster. Interesting project in the works. It sincerely means the world to me that I am able to use the label as a vessel to release what I believe to be the most seminal recordings of our time. I cannot thank everyone enough for their support and those who have had issues with our shop, we sincerely ask you write us and we shall respond within 3 days with a resolution. Let's hope we can continue to work in this world of music for another five years.....