JUVENILES DROP NEW TRACK
Taken from the forthcoming album “Without Warning”
available March 24th via Universal Records
“A wonderful, graceful return. Bubbling synths meet stuttered vocals, with the lyrics continually hinting at a broader, deeper meaning” Clash
French synth pop outfit Juveniles unveil their latest offering, the bubbling synth pop gem “Decoys” Following up their excellently received 2013 self-titled debut album, Juveniles return with their eagerly awaited follow up LP “Without Warning” on March 24th.
Opening the creative writing process to include’ fellow French Electronic Artist Joakim Bouaz allowed Jean Sylvain to explore new sounds and implement new recording techniques in the creation of the record. “Before working with Joakim I used to listen to his songs, they were always in my DJ setlists. I just loved how they were composed and mixed. We were introduced by a mutual friend, and after some mails/skypes and a brief talk in a Parisian café I flew to New York to meet him in his studio – Crowdspacer. I also have my own studio in Rennes so I had all the material already to make this record, but Joakim had a sound in his head when first hearing the demos I had sent. He decided to re-record some elements with his own gear to give it the colour he intended, a certain warmth and above all a human touch.”
Having also enlisted the help of collaborators including Christopher Berry (The Juan McLean, Holy Ghost !, Yeasayer), Ben Campbell (Big Data) and Yuksek, the rich melting pot of musical talent has resulted in an emotive, groove filled record continuing the heritage of fellow French artists Phoenix, Daft Punk and M83.
Striving to enrich the music with a more human feel, Jean Sylvain and Joakim Bouaziz set up shop at Crowdspacers Studio (NYC aiming to spend as little time at the computer as possible and more time connecting with the music. “This was the motto during the production and mixing of this record. We worked on an analogue desk with analogue gear he even resampled and played the drum machines by hand on an old SP1200. When the studio day was done, we would bounce the mix onto his 2-track tape recorder, take notes at the hotel, and finish the song the next morning. The confidence I had in this guy’s talent made the collaboration very interesting and gave life to the record. And that’s exactly why I wanted to work with him.”
Intertwining, sun laced melodies and dreamy arpeggiated synths run deep through the veins of the album, providing the driving life force for these dreamy, wistful disco gems. Perfectly accompanied by Sylvain’s silky vocals, it captures a range of emotions from the catchy and exuberant, personal mantras of “Love Me Forever” and “Entitled To Happiness” to the reflective and intimate ‘’I Can Wait” (a tale about of friendships tested by depression). ‘Without Warning’ draws on influences from across the board, combining elements of disco to afro-beat, techno and acid house – delivering a record in which we hear the full potential of the creator’s artistic and creative force, giving its material elegance so the audience can make it their own.
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