live report by Laurène Sturm (blogger from geek is not freak and contributor to the Trend Spot IN blog)
I have to confess to you all, problems on line 9 of the Paris Metro meant that unfortunately I didn’t make it to the venue in time to see the performance by the excellent Christine & the Queens, who, according to the fans who weren’t latecomers, literally bewitched the audience. Therefore, here is a live report of the two other French groups that played on the night: Total Warr and Cascadeur.
An electro-pop duo who have already been selected to play at the Printemps de Bourges music festival. Some of you will already know them as a result of their famous track, “Gangsta Rap”, which was featured on a Kitsuné album released last year.On stage, the duo are particularly known for the quality of their instrumental work. Two young artists with a sense of rhythm who launch into several rounds of spectacular, frenetic drumming during their performances.
In addition, the vocalist’s hoarse voice is absolutely in line with the current trend on the new French music scene: whether you’re a fan of it or not, it’s something that won’t leave you feeling indifferent.
Cascadeur appears. In the dark of the night, he lights up the room with a flashlight.From electro-pop to texts. Sounds from the piano and the transverse flute mixed with sounds of the “Speak & Spell” toy from our youth… a nostalgic and sentient music lover, who knows how to captivate an audience through his music, his crystalline voice, and his stage direction.Nothing is left to chance. Behind him, images scroll past. From the San Francisco metro to the moon, blooming flowers and jellyfish… Cascadeur is much more than just a musician or a singer. He is an all-round artist.
Satie,Yann Tiersen, Matthieu Chedid, Daft Punk, Thomas Fersen, Emilie Simon, Michael Jackson, Robert Wyatt, Moby…the list of names that spring to mind is never-ending. But ultimately it’s because Cascadeur does not compare himself to them. He stands out from them.Because Cascadeur is also a storyteller. His themes? Nostalgia. Hope. Oblivion. Break-ups. Friendship. All listeners who are adults, but who keep a part of their childhood buried inside them, will identify with his style.And what’s more, Cascadeur brings a sense of humor to his performances too.That’s it. Everything’s been said. For now, at least. Because if one thing’s for sure, you haven’t heard the last of him.
Do you know these groups? Are you a fan of theirs? We’re looking forward to reading your comments
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