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ARTIST
TITLE
Cafeneon
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
S55 005CD S55 005CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/29/2008

This is the debut full-length release by the Brussels-based Cafeneon. This group of four friends grew from the Brussels arts underground and quickly found a punk confidence and a fresh, connected sound. They stylishly mix indie-pop, chanson française, dub and electronics and are influenced by acts as diverse as New Order, Daniel Darc and Mad Professor. The result: an alternative urban disco sweated from French pop classicism. In early 2007, their demo came to the attention of producer Cristian Vogel who, impressed by their extraordinary potential, immediately invited the group to record at his ever-evolving Station 55 electronic music studio. Songs veer from the angular industrial disco of "Orange" to the sunny, continental pop of "Snoopy," all performed with the energy of a new band who are just finding their sound and enjoying the process. The rocksteady rhythm section of Aurélien Chouzenoux (bass, electronics) and Marc Lhommel (drums) play for the dancefloor and lock down deep dub bass lines (á la Rhythm & Sound) on tracks such as "Bari Pompéi" and the Gainsbourg mash-up "Charlie." Soaring above, the vocals and ethereal guitars of Catherine Brevers and Rodolphe Coster (Poni Collective, Flexa Lyndo) provide a sexy, French intimacy, half Gainsbourg/Bardot duet, half My Bloody Valentine. Cafeneon have great international potential and a wide appeal to a broad spectrum of music fans.