This record isn't a fake soundtrack to an existing movie. It's a real soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist at all. To the not so imaginary meeting of Spaggiari and Minimatic in Nice in 1977, between bright nostalgia and shady atmospheres, sunsets at the Paillon tunnel entrance, and flurries of cops in trench coats in front of the Negresco.
Minimatic also almost (un)known as Brother Moulinex or Monsieur Sonotone or Raymond Tempi the erotomaniac, or most of the time as a bald guy called Pascal Houpert. Composer, musician, producer, living somewhere in Southwest of France.
Born in Nice, 1970. Riviera, seaside, deluxe cars and high boots, eternal sun, "Promenade des Anglais"... Well, everything is said.
Black and white. Fatal love for easy tunes, smoothly arrangements, sad pop, punk rock...& passion for the deep soul-funk ghetto sounds, deep grooves from the roots black culture. Between silliness and consciousness. Between kitsch & beauty. Always hesitating. How to precisely define his sound? Retro or modern? Funky or dark? Groovy or gloomy? Cheesy or suicidal? Never choose. Life has to be cinematic. That’s all.
released 29 April 2008
All Instruments by Minimatic.
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