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ARTIST
TITLE
Nothing Gold
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TSR 024CD TSR 024CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/25/2011

This is Joakim's fourth album Nothing Gold -- probably his most song-oriented album to date. One of France's foremost electronic musicians, his first album Tiger Sushi was ambient electro-jazz, before he moved onto electronics with Fantômes (2003), and later Monsters & Silly Songs (2007), on which he combined post-rock, disco and electronics. Joakim runs the Tigersushi label, releasing a broad spectrum of music including Maurice Fulton, E.S.G, Poni Hoax and Metro Area. He does live sets, DJs and he's also a remixer; he's recut tunes from Tiga, Air and Antena. Finally, he also has a live band, Joakim And The Ectoplasmic Band, on which he plays machines, keyboards, guitars and sings. Nothing Gold borrows its title from the Robert Frost poem. The artist himself states: "...each song is about someone I don't want to be or become or about extreme behaviors and deviant habits -- with the exception of 'Find A Way' -- like an exploration of the human dark sides, a way to exorcise the demons by becoming one of them inside a song ... I've taken the opposite path from most music producers today. I wanted to sound different. For years, I've been buying gear to build the studio of my dreams where I can achieve the sound I'm looking for (something between Conrad Plank, Motown and Daft Punk). It's simply not possible to get that sound with a laptop. I also love beautiful 'tools.' Things with a life of their own. You can interact with them."