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ARTIST
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Liquid Silver Dream
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LP

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ATN 023LP ATN 023LP
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RELEASE DATE
12/11/2015

Full-length debut from this quirky French pair after a couple of very impressive singles. Antinote continues to delve into the world of experimental "pop" electronics. After a few years of intensive touring, Syracuse's Antoine and Isabelle finally spent some time in a studio to record new songs as well as ones that were born on the road. Liquid Silver Dream is the result of these studio sessions. From the opening track, "Vapeurs d'Équateur," to the last one, "Le Coeur en Naufrage," it seems that the whole album has been recorded in some secret cave under the sea. Maybe the hot, dry weather in Paris at the time of the recording and the fact that the studio lacked air conditioning can somehow explain the urge to liquidize every musical element -- Isabelle's voice, the instruments -- before pouring them into the album, turning each tune into a phial of intriguing essences. Syracuse's work serves as a reminder that sophistication doesn't necessarily mean complexity. "LOVE," for example, is a beautiful demonstration of this statement; the song has the genuine simplicity that any love song should have, with its only ornament an elegant opiate dub treatment given by a master of the genre, Iueke. The first track on the B-side, "Floating," allows you the listener one last deep breath -- somewhere over a still ocean where time has momentarily stopped -- before the ten-minute "Liquid Silver Dream," a big acid wave that gets at the listener before the wipeout in a roar of synths and crushed claps. Finally, "Le Coeur en Naufrage" resonates in the listener's ears; you are lying on the shore while the sea gently laps over your feet.