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ARTIST
TITLE
Pointe Du Lac
FORMAT
LP

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NFS 008LP NFS 008LP
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RELEASE DATE
6/10/2016

Having successfully reissued French cult prog album Pole by Besombes and Rizet, Gonzai Records now pursues its exploration of kosmische and repetitive music with the vinyl release of Pointe Du Lac's self-titled album, initially brought out digitally in October of 2014. Pointe Du Lac (Point of the Lake) is a French trip to Kosmische Land oscillating between the German autobahn of Kraftwerk and one of the most romantic Parisian subway stations, which gave its name to the project led by Julien Lheuillier. "When they opened this station approximately three years ago" says Julien, "I said to myself that the name of the station opened an imagination, big deserted spaces. I wanted the music to be the reflection (dreamlike and contrasted) of that vision. We can hear imaginary lakes and subways there, old and brand new synthesizers. The eight tracks of Pointe Du Lac does not represent a kind of hallucinated vision of a route towards the Point of the Lake station, but a station which doesn't exist, or which would be somewhere in the cosmos." Following the lead of the contemporary French avant-garde (Chassol, Bajram Bili, Jonathan Fitoussi) and sometimes sounding like an echo to Air's Virgin Suicides, Pointe du Lac is one of the most beautiful instrumental records recently heard. "The inspiration behind the eight album pieces by Pointe Du Lac might have been inspired by krautrock and other German electronic music, but it has definitely killed the Buddha and succeeded in express feelings with its own musical language." Harald Grosskopf (Wallenstein, Ash Ra Temple, Klaus Schulze) Influences: Neu!, Harmonia, Cluster, Arvo Pärt, Terry Riley, Kraftwerk