Introducing ‘Erotic Market’. New track ‘I Want To Be Some Booty’ has just gone live on The Guardian and streaming below.
Erotic Market Via Jarring Effects. Out May 2014
Erotic Market is a French duo formed in May 2012 by Marine Pellegrini and Lucas Garnier. Both musicians for more than 10 years, they perfected their skills in contemporary jazz bands and a first joint venture, N’Relax, which lasted for three years (with two studio albums and many tours under their belts).
This hard core of Pellegrini and Garnier is surrounded, both in studio and on stage, by two others skilled musicians, making for an astonishing formation with drums, bass, keys, voices and electronic manipulations. The band claim to be influenced by many musical genres, and the group’s founders have eclectic listening tastes: soulful hip-hop for Marine and noise rock for Lucas.
Their music swings between the groovy rhythms of black music, the raw energy of rock and saturated but uncluttered low-fi features inspired by noise music and synth pop – but it’s impossible to place them that simply in a musical genre, and they have inspired comparisons in the press with mold-breaking artists like The Knife, Erykah Badu, M.I.A and Grimes.
You can stream the track here
Grasping Erotic Market music is like that strange, penetrating dream of unknown music which is, each time, neither quite the same one nor a different one. It’s like saying again that beauty is always strange and is the magnificent essence of genuineness.It’s the odd, elusive feeling of remembering those tunes without knowing them at all, recognizing the vigorous rock garage music, the bright triturations of electro, the groove of hiphop…
A magic mix free from taboos and stereotypes, where the carnal essence of a voice competes with the rough attitudes of drums and keyboards and where sweetness collides with a terrifying bass. In here, no borrowing from anything or anyone.
The great strength of Erotic Market lies with fostering a true, free, exuberant personality of its own.
Erotic Market is a go fast. A racing car that designs its own routes, spinning past illogical scenery, between sensual, suggestive eroticism and a clearcut, flashy market. A space where we can feel in turn fully within and without this world. An allegory of contemporary life that often tosses us from
the one to the other end.
A few Blahblahrians, symbolic figures – a contraction from Blah Blah, Warriors and Barbarians – are embarked on this road trip. As unconventional speech snipers, they shatter the codes, bite the hand that feeds them, criticize without being moralists, because they are fully conscious of belonging to what they censure. They should not be mistaken for rebels and insubordinate dodgers who create their personality intrinsically in opposition to something else.
The Blahblahrians are both inside and outside the picture, giving their own definition of themselves, without refusing a « system » as a whole, but ready to adapt its rules. They do not change their minds with the weather. They simply accept the accident : that time slot when the purpose meets
with unforeseen circumstances to generate a beautiful, wild event that looks frozen as it only lasts a few seconds and that nobody can predict what it will result in. Altogether, they are music smugglers striding through the borders of genres to deliver their own dope after many likely collisions.
01 Retro retardo
02 I want to be some booty
03 Bitchy muses
04 Blah blah
05 Blue blue
09 Are U cool?
10 It’s a breaking
13 Weird arabic stuff
14 It’s a breaking (remix by Everyday)